Pre-Law Calendar & Information

 
Law School Forum
Tuesday, 3/4, 3-5 PM
Clark 303
 
Columbia Law Students Q & A
Inside info about law school
Thursday, 3/20, 4:30-5:30
 
Record Clearance Project Events
 
Monday, 3/17
12-1:  RCP clients 
4:30-5:30: Judge Erica Yew
 
Tuesday, 3/18
3-5: RCP hearing,
Dept 66, Terraine Courthouse
San Jose
 
Thursday, 3/20
12-1: Judge Ed Davila
 
 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Law Advising

Welcome to the SJSU PreLaw website. The goal of prelaw 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.