Pre-Law Calendar & Information
DEFAMATION - LIVE COURTROOM DRAMA!Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Student Union Theatre
AN HOUR with BRYAN STEVENSON
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo de San Antonio
Law School Forum: Grace Alcantara, Esq.
Chapman University School of Law
March 2, 2017, 11:15 am to 1:15
Fireside Room, AS House
Executive Order Information Session:
Executive Order on Immigration
Martin Lawler Esq.,,immigration attorney
Friday, 3/10, 2017 2 - 4PM, Morris Dailey Auditorium
3:00-4:15 on Thursday, March 16. Room TBA
BAZ DREISINGER, author of INCARCERATION NATION, and founder of Prison to College Pipeline at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Wednesday March 22 from 4-6pm
Student Union Ballroom 2A
Welcome to the SJSU Pre--Law website. The goal of pre-law advising is to help students become familiar and navigate the information that is available on legal careers, preparing for law school, and applying to law school. In a democratic country like ours, lawyers play an important role, and law school primarily prepares students to understand and work in a wide variety of legal settings. The primary skills that law schools emphasize are persuasive speaking and writing, analytical problem solving and writing, and creative argument construction. The Juris Doctor, or JD, is the most common degree conferred by law schools. All American Bar Association approved law schools usually require 3 years of full-time study to earn a JD. Some law schools also offer part time programs that generally take 4 to 5 years to complete. In addition, many schools offer joint degrees, such as a JD/MBA or JD/MA or JD/PhD that usually take longer to complete, but generally take less time to complete than completing the degrees separately.
Below are links to get you started. Take some time to explore the website and then contact the prelaw advisor.
- Choosing a law school
- Where to Apply
- Choosing a major
- Choosing courses
- Application Process
- Letter of Recommendation
- Personal Statement