Pre-law Scholars Program
Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University offers an interdisciplinary pre-law program open to students from any major who intend to pursue careers within the legal profession. From the time of their enrollment as freshmen to the day of graduation, students are invited to participate in workshops, seminars, and panel discussions as they explore their interest in the legal profession. Program topics include:
- Positioning oneself as a strong law school applicant.
- Preparing for the LSAT.
- Writing an effective personal statement.
- Letters of recommendation: Who should write them and what should they say?
- Paying for law school.
- Choosing the law school that is the best match for you.
Additionally, Auburn’s pre-law students have access to an information network that connects them with opportunities, including internship and employment opportunities, speakers, elective course offerings, social events, and trips to court proceedings and visits with law school admissions representatives.
Auburn University offers more than 25 law courses in which pre-law students may enroll as a component of their major course of study. Although most (eighteen) are offered by the Department of Political Science, they are available to students in any major. The other courses are offered in business, health administration, agriculture, forestry, engineering, economics, aviation and construction. Students in all majors are able to participate in internships with judges and law firms for which they may receive academic credit.
DEDICATED PRE-LAW ADVISOR
The program offers career counseling to students from all majors who are interested in learning more about the legal profession. Debra Armstrong-Wright, M.Ed., J.D. is the Coordinator of Pre-Law Programs, is available to meet with students in Haley Center 7002. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Students are invited to schedule appointments to discuss opportunities within various legal specialties and the day-to-days duties of lawyers within these specialties, choice of major or minor, selection of elective courses, and the law school application process.
The pre-law advisor offers students individual, personalized assistance throughout the law school application process, including guidance on choosing law schools at which to apply, securing effective letters of recommendation, and crafting an appropriate resume and personal statement.