Law school requires a significant investment of time and money. The goal of the pre-law advising program is to provide information about the legal profession and about law school so you can make judicious, well-thought-out decisions before undertaking a career in law. The American Bar Association (ABA) advises students to engage in serious inquiry about their career goals before choosing to apply to and attend law school. They also suggest that students who are interested in pursuing a career in law seek out opportunities to engage with and gain exposure to the work of legal professionals before entering law school. As they note in their pre-law resources:

There are many good reasons to explore the law and the legal profession before entering law school. You will gain a more realistic view of the actual practice of law, the skills you will need, and the realities of the legal employment market…. Take advantage of opportunities to shadow, network with, or be mentored by practicing lawyers. Seek credit-bearing or paid internships in law-related settings during college breaks and summers. Consider law-related employment between college and law school. While these experiences are not required for admission to law school, they can help you make informed decisions that lead to a successful law career. (ABA, Pre-Law Resources)

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