1. Can I be a pre-law major (or minor)?

UConn does not offer a pre-law major or minor; few large universities do. This is a good thing. The best preparation for law school is a major that stresses analysis and critical reading, and allows for a wide variety of electives. Students interested in pursuing law should choose a major that excites them. Any major will prepare you for law school if you want it to.

2. How do I join the pre-law program? (Looking for the Special Program in Law?)

There isn’t a formal “pre-law program” at UConn. You can be as involved with the Pre-Law Advising Office as you want to be. If you are thinking about law school, though, there are a few things you should do to make sure you stay in the loop on pre-law news and events.

  • First, let us know who you are!
  • Come to an event, schedule an appointment, or attend a workshop. By signing in at these things, you’ll get added to our files and start receiving our email newsletter.
  • “Like” us on Facebook.
  • Join our LinkedIn Group.
  • Request to be added to the weekly newsletter by emailing prelaw@uconn.edu from your UConn email address. Please note your year of graduation.

3. I went to Kaplan (or Princeton Review or PowerScore). Should I still attend a Pre-Law workshop?

Yes! The purpose of commercial courses are different from the purpose of our workshops. Kaplan, Princeton Review, and other commercial courses train you to take the LSAT. The Pre-Law Center workshops are designed to help you plan for law school, not the law school entrance exam. Unlike commercial programs, the only goal of UConn’s Pre-Law workshop is to help UConn students and alumni become successful, happy professionals.

4. Where is your office?

426C Rowe.

5. I have a quick question. Can I just drop by?

We do not provide walk-in hours unless specified.

6. How do I keep up with Pre-Law events on campus?

The weekly newsletter is the best way to stay on top of events, but the UConn Pre-Law Facebook page is also updated frequently and includes pre-law events on campus, opportunities, and news.

7. Are there any Pre-Law extracurriculars on campus?

Yes. The UConn Mock Trial Team, UConn Law Society, UConn Moot Court, and National Black Law Students Association–UConn chapter are all law-related extracurriculars. You can also find more information at UConntact.