Pre-Law Calendar & Information

 
FPOC's Law School Admissions Conference at UC Berkeley Law School 
 Feb. 25 8:30-5

 

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 

 
 PANEL ON LAW SCHOOL: COLUMBIA LAW JD and MLS students

 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

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Law Advising

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.