Pre-Law

Pre-law advising is a service offered by lawyers on the faculty or staff at Jacksonville University. Our goal is to give you information on careers in the legal field and advice on the law school admission process.

Law schools accept applicants from all disciplines. Focus on developing excellent writing, research, and analytical skills. Follow your interests and strengths; do what you enjoy, and you will do well.

The decision to go to law school is a commitment and investment in your career and future. Jumpstart your path to law school and a career in law by doing these four things:

  1. Talk with a pre-law advisor.

    At Jacksonville University, pre-law advisors have law degrees and give advice based on firsthand experience in the law school classroom, courtroom, and law practice. Our offices are in the Public Policy Institute. To schedule an appointment, call 904-256-7053 or stop by.

  2. Join the JU Pre-Law Society.

    The Pre-law Society is run by Jacksonville University students. At meetings, you will meet other pre-law students, the pre-law advisors, and JU alumni attorneys and judges. Register on the Pre-Law Society on DolphinLink to receive e-mails about Pre-Law events and Society updates. Join the Society for $20 per academic year to be included in networking opportunities and law school visits.

  3. Get firsthand experience.

    Visit the Career Resource Center= for more information on internships. Also consider shadowing an attorney for a day or sitting in on a trial at the Duval County Courthouse.

  4. Register with the Law School Admission Council.

    Law schools use a uniform application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The application includes basic biographical information, letters of recommendation, college transcripts, LSAT scores, and personal statement. LSAC provides detailed instructions (including videos). Visit www.lsac.org to register and start your application.