About the Program

A message from our Pre-Law advisors, Tanya Higuera and Miguel Moran-Lanier:

*** In response to the coronavirus outbreak, and consistent with the campus response, pre-law advisors will conduct all meetings by phone or Zoom.

Law is a complex, competitive field that remains a popular career option among students at UCSB. If you are attracted to the law profession, we welcome you to the challenge! UCSB’s Pre-Law Advising program is designed to help students like you in planning a path to law school.

If you are interested in pursuing law, whether you are a current student or alumni, we encourage you to connect with us and connect with the resources listed below:

  1. Summer Pre-law drop-in hours: For brief, urgent, or time-sensitive questions discussing one or two topics, sign up for drop-in/phone-in meetings on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:15PM through QLess and we will call you back during these times.    --NO DROP-INS ON WEDNESDAY, 7/28--
    (Please note that QLess is not an appointment system, it is a virtual line, or queue, and is only open during the drop-in hours listed here. To set up an appointment in advance, outside of pre-law drop-in hours, please see the following appointment section)
  2. Appointments (regular quarters only): To schedule a half-hour appointment in advance, outside of drop-in hours, you can select this appointment scheduling link.
    (Pre-law advising is not available during the first 2 weeks of the quarter. But email us if you have any urgent or time-senstive questions during that period)
    Summer pre-law appointments outside of drop-in hours are scheduled by email request only--see emails below.
  3. Review the Official Guide to US Law Schools.
  4. Talk to people who have a connection to the legal profession. Be prepared to hear about the advantages as well as the disadvantages.
  5. Consider visiting Career Services office, which is another helpful resource for students exploring law. There, a career advisor with a focus on law can assist you in exploring the legal profession and assessing whether or not the field is fitting to your strengths and preferences.
  6. Finally, please take the time to explore our website.  Whether you already have begun the law school application process or you are in the first stages of considering the law profession, I am confident that you will find some helpful information.

For quick questions by email or to set up an appointment if you are unable to do so through the resources above, please send us a message at or Whether you are just considering law school or you are in the application process, we look forward to meeting with you, answering your questions, and providing guidance at any stage of your process.


Tanya Higuera & Miguel Morán-Lanier
Pre-Law Advisors

Application Process

While not particularly complicated, the process of applying to law school can be very time-consuming. The following will help guide you through the process: Law  Application Process