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Pre-Law Program 

Location: Building 51, Room 2117
Phone: (904) 620-1070
Email: prelaw@unf.edu
Web Address: http://www.unf.edu/coas/prelaw/ 
Canvas: https://canvas.unf.edu/enroll/CPJPYY  

Adrienne Lerner, Director Pre-Law Program        
 

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Pre-Law Program to enhance the preparation of students interested in attending law school. The program includes pre-law advising, curriculum analysis and assistance with appropriate course selection, application and law school readiness workshops, webinars, speaker series, experiential learning opportunities, and customized preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

The Pre-Law Program works with COAS academic advisors to ensure students take in-major and elective coursework to develop the critical thinking and reading, analytic reasoning, and writing skills necessary to thrive in law school and legal practice.

A broad-based university education best prepares students for the rigors of law school. While law schools seek talented applicants from all backgrounds and academic majors, UNF Pre-Law recommends that all students applying to law school take courses in:

  • Logic
  • Writing
  • Research and research design
  • Legal studies

Courses in history, philosophy, politics, international studies, criminal justice, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and the sciences provide context for advanced inquiry into our laws and legal system. Courses in mathematics, science, and research design sharpen logic and complex problem-solving skills.  Students interested in additional law and policy courses may wish to pursue the Public Law concentration of the Political Science major.

Each year, UNF Pre-Law offers at least one $1,700 scholarship to a qualified program participant.

Pre-Law events seek to engage students in the law school admissions process, the legal community, and timely legal issues. The Pre-Law Program brings representatives from regional law schools to campus each year. Students have the opportunity to schedule individual meetings with each admissions representative and to attend group workshops. Students interact with local attorneys and judges at Lunch-n-Learn events. Students volunteer with Legal Aid and intern at the offices of the State Attorney and Public Defender. Pre-Law students host Constitution Week events on campus to educate and engage fellow students on relevant issues. UNF Pre-Law, through the Pre-Law Speaker Series and other events, also welcomes speakers to campus each year to present on a variety of law topics. 

The Pre-Law Program supports the endeavors of related student organizations, including UNF's competition Mock Trial and Moot Court teams and Phi Alpha Delta, the undergraduate law honorary society.

UNF Pre-Law resources and services are also available to any UNF alumni applying to law school.

UNF Pre-Law welcomes visits from prospective students or alumni throughout the year. Visit our website for more information.

Current students interested in the Pre-Law Program should join the UNF Pre-Law Canvas page (https://canvas.unf.edu/enroll/CPJPYY) for information on course recommendations, the law school application process, and the LSAT. All Pre-Law event notices are also posted via Canvas.

The Pre-Law Program offices are located in the Social Sciences Building 51, Rooms 2117/2118 and can be reached by phone at (904) 620-1070 or (904) 620-1069 email prelaw@unf.edu