University of Wisconsin–Madison

Make an Appointment

At the Center for Pre-Law Advising we provide advising and other resources to UW-Madison students and alumni at all stages in the process of considering, preparing for, and applying to law school.  Please make an appointment to talk with us about your pre-law interests and plans using Starfish.

New to Starfish?

  1. Log in to your MyUW
  2. Search for Starfish
  3. Click Add to home to add Starfish to your dashboard
  4. Open the Starfish app
  5. Search for the Center for Pre-Law Advising
  6. Select an advisor’s name and find a date and time
  7. If you have any questions, more help can be found here.


For the fall 2019 semester, the Center for Pre-Law Advising will be offering drop in advising for first year students on the first Fridays of the month:

  • September 6th, 9am-12pm
  • October 4th, 9am- 12pm
  • November 1st, 9am-12pm
  • December 6th, 9am-12pm


*If you are an alumni making an appointment, please call our office (608.890.4929) or email us (, and we will help you arrange an appointment. Also, we are happy to do phone or Skype appointments if you want to meet with us when you are not in Madison. 




Pre-Law Advisor | James Meadows, J.D.

James earned his B.A. at the University of Chicago and his J.D. at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy at the University of Wisconsin School of Education. While in law school, James was a member of the Black Law Student Association and completed an externship with the Southern Poverty Law Center. Before attending law school, James was an undergraduate adviser at the University of Washington. He also taught American history to 7th and 11th graders.




Pre-Law Advisor | Caroline Fuchs, J.D., M.P.A.

Caroline is a graduate of Cardozo Law School where she focused on Immigration and International Law. While at Cardozo, Caroline served as a Senior Editor for the Moot Court Honor Society. After graduating, Caroline worked for Planned Parenthood New York City and practiced immigration law, while chairing The Committee on Women in the Law at the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

Prior to law school, Caroline worked for the Clinton Foundation in New York and Rwanda. She earned a B.A. and an M.P.A. from Clark University. Since returning to her home town of Madison, Wisconsin, Caroline has been working as an immigration attorney, concentrating on asylum and protections under the Violence Against Women Act.


Pre-Law Advisor | Janet Mitchell, J.D.

Janet earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and her Bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, where she majored in Theatre Arts and Education. Janet has over a decade of experience as an educator in the test prep industry, teaching students how to succeed on exams like the LSAT, GMAT, and GRE, facilitating workshops on admissions processes, and supporting applicants in crafting personal statements. In addition to her role as a Pre-Law Advisor, Janet teaches the CPLA LSAT Workshop Series, a four session self-study primer offered multiple times throughout the year.




We are here to support you in reaching your goals, including navigating academic or personal challenges as they relate to pursuing professional programs after graduation. While our advisors are able to keep most conversations private in accordance with FERPA, sometimes information disclosed during advising or in personal statements requires us to communicate with other support offices on campus (such as the Dean of Students or the Title IX Coordinator).

Why are we required to discuss certain situations with other offices? Due to various federal, state, and UW policies, we are not Confidential Campus Resources when it comes to incidents such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual discrimination. Two examples of Confidential Campus Resources are University Health Services and the McBurney Disability Resource Center.

To learn more about efforts related to campus safety and expectations of faculty and staff, please speak with your advisors or visit the Title IX information page and Clery Act information page.

The goal of communication is to ensure a safe and healthy campus community, and to ensure that students receive the information they personally need to be safe and healthy. However, we understand that you may have questions or concerns about these policies. Please do not hesitate to bring these up with your advisor.