University of Wisconsin–Madison


At the Center for Pre-Law Advising we provide advising and other resources to UW-Madison students and alumni (no time limit!) at all stages in the process of considering, preparing for, and applying to law school.

CPLA staff support advisees with strategic exploration of careers in the legal profession, accessing experiential learning and networking opportunities, test preparation, gap year planning, and law school application development. All primary CPLA Advisors hold or are in pursuit of JDs, with our Assistant Director, Caroline Fuchs, continuing to serve as a practicing immigration attorney (admitted to the bar in New York and Wisconsin).


Originally 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 advising. In 2017 we joined forces with the Center for Pre-Health Advising to form the University’s first Pre-Professional Advising hub. The Centers are co-located in suite 205 Middleton Building and are housed within the Office of Undergraduate Advising, alongside Cross-College Advising Service, the Career Exploration Center, and the UW-Madison Online Degree Advising Office.

Our Staff

Molly Reinhard, M.S.

Director of Pre-Professional Advising, Centers for Pre-Law & Pre-Health Advising

Teal Evans

Operations Coordinator of Pre-Professional Advising, Centers for Pre-Law & Pre-Health Advising and the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS) UW-Madison Mentor Program Supervisor.