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Welcome!

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 all 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.

CPLA is co-located with the Center for Pre-Health Advising in suite 205 Middleton Building on Campus.

Looking for drop in advising? Looking for drop in advising? Remote Drop-In Advising has concluded for this semester. Drop-ins will resume in Fall 2023. Please schedule an appointment with our office via Starfish for current students or by email at information@prelaw.wisc.edu for alumni.

Are you a current or incoming 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 GuideFirst Year students should also consider signing up for one of our Pre Law Orientation sessions this November! Choose between an In Person Orientation on Nov 17th or an Online Orientation on November 11th. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on our First Year Students page.

Pre Law Events: Be sure to also check out the Events page of our website, sign up for our newsletter, and follow the Center for Pre-Law Advising on Instagram for up-to-date information on resources and events relevant to pre-law students.

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.

Questions? Please email us at information@prelaw.wisc.edu.

COVID, Public Health, & Pre-Professional Advising

Guidelines and campus policies continue to evolve. Make sure to stay updated on UW policies here. Masks are always welcome in our space, and advisors will continue to offer virtual and in-person appointments. You’re welcome to choose the option that works best for you!

As always, if you’re not feeling well (or just prefer virtual), we are happy to meet remotely! Just email your advisor or  information@prelaw.wisc.edu. We’ll change the modality no questions asked!

Newsletter

To join our email list to receive our newsletter and other information from the Center for Pre-Law Advising, please send us an email with “Join” in the subject line! If you are a current UW-Madison student, we recommend using your Wiscmail address.