About Us

The Center for Pre-Law Advising provides 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.

Pre-Law Advising staff are available to assist with course selection, law school application development, and research on careers in the legal profession.

Director Sherri Charleston, J.D., Ph. D.SACpic

Current applicants for the current 2017-18 application cycle, please email Sherri at scharleston@wisc.edu for an appointment.

Sherri earned a B.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in United States History from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, followed by a J.D. from The University of Wisconsin Law School. While in law school, Sherri was the President of the Black LawStudents Association, a member of the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender,and Society, and participant in Mock Trial. She also served as a student attorney for the Wisconsin Innocence Project and held legal internships/clerkships in the WI Department of Justice, WI Supreme Court (Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson), and WI State Senate (St. Sen. Lena Taylor). Following graduation, Sherri accepted a position in the Elections Division of the WI Government Accountability Board, the state’s non-partisan agency responsible for overseeing WI elections. There she advised the members of the G.A.B. (a board of former Judges) on policy related to the certification and approval of contracts with voting equipment vendors operating within the state.

Contact us

168 Middleton Building 1305 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, or call (608) 890-4929 to schedule an appointment. Email us: information@prelaw.wisc.edu.

Need Walk-In Advising?

See our Events page for a calendar of walk-in advising dates.

Find us On Social Media

Twitter – @UWPrelawCenter

Facebook – UW-Madison Center for Pre-Law Advising

Learn more about our advisors on our About Us page.

Our History. Funded by the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, the Center for Pre-Law Advising was created in 2012 as part of a campus-wide effort to increase student access to academic advising. The Center is a unit within the University’s Office of Undergraduate Advising.