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Pre-Law Advising

It is important to tailor your experiences at Colgate to match your goals. Our dedicated pre-law advisor and considerable informational programming throughout the academic year can help set you on the right track.
Pre-Law Advising
Each year, many students and alumni consider studying law. The process of applying to law schools that are approved by the American Bar Association is competitive nationwide. Students interested in exploring a career in law are encouraged to meet with the pre-law advisor well in advance of their senior year.


Our pre-law advisor assists students and alumni during every phase of the application process. These services include: determining if law is the right field for you; finding summer experiences that enhance your candidacy; creating law school application timelines; knowing how to prepare for the LSAT; critiquing application essays; choosing schools; and reviewing admission packages.

Stop by the Center for Career Services or call 315-228-7380 to schedule an appointment.

Law-Related Programming

Our Event Calendar shows Career Services’ law school applications workshops, the annual Law School Fair, info sessions with law school admissions representatives, and many other collaborations with the Pre-Law Society.

Law School Fair

The annual Law School Fair brings more than 70 law school representatives to campus to distribute literature, answer questions, and provide information to individuals.


If you are considering applying to law school within two years of graduating from Colgate, your preparation as a competitive law school applicant begins as early as your first year of college.