Pre-Law Advising

Pre-Law Basics

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The American Bar Association views a broad liberal arts curriculum as the preferred preparation for law school, and does not recommend any undergraduate majors or courses to prepare for a legal education. Indeed, students are admitted to law school from every academic discipline.

While the Pre-law Advising Program is not a major at Fordham College at Rose Hill, students aspiring to enter the legal profession must excel academically and pursue a well-rounded undergraduate education.

The decision to attend law school is a difficult one— jobs are scarce and tuition is high. Nonetheless, a career in law is right for many, and the Pre-Law Advising Program seeks to help you navigate this decision through one-on-one advising. Our goals are to ensure that you have a full and meaningful understanding of legal practice and are prepared to gain admission to the nation's best law schools.

In addition to one-on-one advising, the pre-law advising program includes several programs such as:

  • On-campus practice LSATs
  • Alumni mentoring
  • Internship Opportunities
  • LSAT preparation

Working with the Pre-Law Advisor

The Director of Pre-Law Advising works with current students and graduates on the following areas:

  • LSAT Preparation
  • Application Strategies
  • The Personal Statement
  • Work and Internship Experience
  • School Selection

Hillary Mantis, J.D.

Director, Pre-Law Advising Program

Keating Hall 302

Tel: 718-817-4712

Fax: 718-817-5752