The Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA) seeks to help increase access to as well as equity and diversity within the field of law by providing excellent advising, programming, and other career development resources to UW-Madison students and alumni – no time limit! We serve advisees at all stages of the process of considering, preparing for, or applying to law school.
1:1 Appointments: Fall appointments are typically reserved for 2nd year students (including all transfer students!) through alumni. First year students should focus on attending campus events of interest, meeting with your academic advisors to confirm major(s) and certificate(s) of interest, and just getting settled on campus! First-year students are also welcome to visit us at Virtual Drop-Ins.
Drop-In Advising: Remote Drop-ins for ALL UW-Madison undergraduates and alumni will be on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm and on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm starting September 26th and running through November 22. Sign-up will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start of each drop-in session and will close when we are at capacity for the day.
Feeling stressed out by the law school application process? We recently had UHS join us for a workshop where they shared helpful advice for anyone feeling the mental and emotional impact of putting together law school applications. While it is framed in the context of writing personal statements and addenda, we feel it is a helpful 30 minute recording for anyone feeling the emotional toll of going through this process.
Are you a current or prospective freshman? Future attorneys major in all areas and all schools & colleges at UW-Madison! We encourage you to start your pre-law advising journey by exploring majors and academic fields of interest via the UW-Madison Guide. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on our First Year Students page.
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com.
The Center for Pre-Law Advising newsletter is the place where we share upcoming events, opportunities, and updates for students and alumni planning to go to law school or just exploring law related careers. Look for it in your inbox on the third Thursday of every month!
Follow the link above to schedule a remote appointment with one of our professional Pre-Law Advisors or Pre-Law Advising Fellows! Our Advising Fellows are current law students.
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