Location: Building 51, Room 2117
Phone: (904) 620-1070
Web Address: http://www.unf.edu/coas/prelaw/
Adrienne Lerner, Director Pre-Law Program
The UNF Pre-Law Program assists current students and alumni interested
in attending law school. The program includes events, pre-law advising, curriculum
analysis and course selection assistance, law school application and readiness
workshops, webinars, experiential learning opportunities, job
placement, on-campus interviews with law school admissions representatives, and
customized study plans for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
The Pre-Law Program works with academic advisors to ensure
students take general education requirements and in-major and elective
coursework to develop the critical thinking, critical 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. Law schools seek
talented applicants from all backgrounds and academic majors. Courses in
history, philosophy, politics, international studies, business, anthropology,
psychology, criminal justice, sociology, economics, and the sciences provide
context for advanced inquiry into the U.S. legal system. Courses in
mathematics, science, computer science, and engineering sharpen logic and are
required for students pursuing careers in Patent Law.
UNF Pre-Law strongly recommends that all students preparing for law
school take the following courses as part of their General
*Logic: PHI 2101 Introduction to
Logic (GM) and/or PHI 2100 Critical Thinking: The Art of Critical
*Writing: CRW 2000 Introduction to Creative Writing (GW), and/or LIT3213 Critical Reading/Writing I
*Civic Literacy: AMH 2020 United States History since 1877 and/or POS 2041 Introduction to
Students interested in law and policy courses as a part of their major and minor studies should
consider the Public Law concentration of the
Political Science major, beginning with POS 3606 The U.S. Supreme Court or POS 3961 American Legal System, and the Law and Philosophy minor in Philosophy.
Pre-Law events engage students in the law school
admissions process, the legal community, and timely legal issues. Workshops help students prepare law school applications and make informed admissions decisions. Representatives from regional law schools conduct on-campus or remote individual student interviews and group workshops. Students interact with local attorneys and judges through internships, research and service-learning projects. Common internships include Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, State Attorney, Public Defender, and the Florida 4th Judicial Circuit Remote Jury Selection Project. Through the
Pre-Law Speaker Series and other events, UNF Pre-Law welcomes speakers on legal issues.
The Pre-Law Program supports law-related student organizations, including the Phi Alpha Delta undergraduate law honorary
society and UNF Mock Trial. Each year, Pre-Law students host Constitution Week events on campus to educate and engage fellow students on relevant issues.
Each year, UNF Pre-Law offers several scholarships to qualified participants.
Pre-Law welcomes visits and Zoom conferences with prospective students or alumni
throughout the year. Visit our website for more information. Alumni interested in receiving updates about Pre-Law events and workshops should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Online evening office hours accommodate working students and alumni.
Students should join the UNF Pre-Law Canvas page (https://canvas.unf.edu/enroll/CPJPYY) for information LSAT preparation, applying to law school, and appointments with Pre-Law advising. All Pre-Law
events and opportunities, including job postings, are announced through Canvas.