Tre Allen ('16) had his eye on law school from the start, majored in psychology, spent four years on JMU's United Nations Moot Court competition team. He headed to the Michigan State University College of Law in Fall 2017. Read More
JMU Moot Court Program

Moot Court simulates one part of our legal system - appellate oral argument. Participants:

  • Learn about the legal system through the prism of constitutional law and civil rights & liberties
  • Learn how to prepare an oral argument
  • Sharpen public speaking & analytical skills
  • Engage with other JMU pre-law students

Explore legal careers through internships and shadowing experiences. Working with attorneys in a court, a government agency or a law firm will enable you to experience the day-to-day life of an attorney. According to The Task Force on Law Schools and the Legal Profession, the legal professionals' day-to-day reality involves a combination of the following: reading, researching and writing along with negotiation and oral advocacy skills.

An internship in which some or all of the five core attributes of the legal profession are utilized would allow you to identify if you are interested in the type of law practiced or in the legal profession as a whole.

Pre-Law Fraternity

Phi Alpha Delta is JMU's co-ed pre-law fraternity. Phi Alpha Delta International is the pre-eminent law fraternity in the United States, and is the second largest law organization in the country, behind the American Bar Association. JMU hosts one of the largest Phi Alpha Delta Chapters on the East Coast (over 100 brothers). Members are provided with a vast array of professional-development opportunities in the legal and professional world. The fraternity accept students from all majors and does not require pre-law membership to join. Learn More

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Events - Zoom Panels

Preparing for the LSAT: Tips from JMU Students and Alumni - Wednesday, February 3 | 4 pm

For most law school applicants, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is an important part of the admissions process. Join JMU seniors and alumni who will share their advice on how to prepare effectively for the LSAT. This will be an interactive session with time for your questions. Students planning to apply to law school in the 2021-22 admissions cycle are highly encouraged to attend.

Law-Related Internships - Tuesday, February 23 | 12:30 pm

Join JMU faculty, students and a local internship provider to learn about law-related internships. The session will address the following questions: Why participate in an internship? What are some resources for finding law-related internships? How can you make the most of an internship experience? There will also be time for Q&A.

Interested in attending? Email Melinda Adams at for Zoom access.

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