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Pre-Law Program

WELCOME TO PRE-LAW AT SIUE!!!!

ACTIVITIES AND SPEAKERS

Pre-Law Association meetings will begin in the Fall! All are welcome at the first meeting!!!   Hope you plan to be active in this year's Pre-Law Association. Contact JENNIFER WALKER, President for questions at jwalkaf@siue.edu

Be sure to consider being an active Pre-Law member during 2018-2019!!!

SPEAKERS:

Look for upcoming events!

Please note that you can join the Pre Law Association listserve at http://Pre-Law-Association@lists.siue.edu!!!!! Do so to get notice of important upcoming events!!!

Welcome to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Pre-Law Program website. Currently, SIUE does not have a Pre-Law major BUT we do have an Interdisciplinary Pre-Law minor. Please be aware that there is no one major that is best suited for the study of law. Instead, you should consider identifying classes that speak to a certain skill set, such as critical thinking, logic, analytical skills, writing, and communication. This could include classes in Philosophy, Political Science, Math, Speech, Physics, Biology, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, History, and English to name only a few possible departments. These will be critical skills for you to develop for a potential legal career.

Please join us as a friend on facebook at the SIUE Pre-Law Program Group

SIUE is committed to providing information and assistance to students who are considering whether a legal career may be a good fit for them, or who have already decided to pursue this professional degree after graduation. To accomplish this, SIUE has established two areas of contact for students, College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Advising, and the Pre-Law Mentor.

Pre-Law Advising

Any student interested in Pre-Law in general, or the Interdisciplinary Pre-Law Minor specifically, should go to the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Undergraduate Advising office. CAS Undergraduate Advising has professional academic advisors working with the 19 academic departments within the College of Arts & Sciences. The academic advisors will be able to help you determine the appropriate classes to take to prepare for law school, and will connect you with campus resources related to Pre-Law.

Contact CAS academic advising for more information:

https://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/advisement?


Pre-Law Mentor & Pre-Law Interdisciplinary Minor Coordinator: Tim Kalinowski

Email

tkalino@siue.edu

Telephone

(618) 650‑3865

Office

 Peck Hall


What is the LSAC?

You will also find helpful information about the entire law school process through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You must register with the LSAC to begin the law school admission process, as they coordinate the LSAT, and provide the Credential Assembly Service which collects your applications, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and any other required information, and then provides it to each law school to which you apply.

When is the next LSAT (or Law School Admission Test) testing date?

June 11, 2018

July 23, 2018

September 8, 2018

November 17, 2018

January 26, 2019

March 30, 2019

June 3, 2019

Register early!!!

Visit LSAC for additional testing information including costs. Please note that you may also want to pay the fee to subscribe to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) which will collate your law school applications for each school you designate.

What law schools are close to SIUE?

Several law schools are in or close to the Metropolitan St. Louis area. Links to their websites are provided below:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Law

www.law.siu.edu

University of Illinois

www.law.illinois.edu

Saint Louis University

www.law.slu.edu

View information about all law schools within about six hours of SIUE.

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