A message from our Pre-Law advisors, Tanya Higuera and Miguel Moran-Lanier:
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, we encourage you to do the following:
- To schedule a pre-law appointment, visit us online at https://appts.apps.duels.ucsb.edu/index.aspx or call (805) 893-2038. Scheduled appointments are for in-depth questions related to any part of your preparation for law school admissions and/or if you want to develop an individualized academic plan. For more urgent or brief questions, visit us for Drop-in meetings between 1:00 to 3:30PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in 2105 North Hall. Alumni or students away from the area can call the number above during business hours to schedule a phone appointment for a later time or call during drop-in hours for a drop-in phone meeting.
- Review the Official Guide to US Law Schools.
- Talk to people who have a connection to the legal profession. Be prepared to hear about the advantages as well as the disadvantages.
- 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.
- 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.
We look forward to meeting with you, answering your questions, and providing guidance as you consider a career in law!
Tanya Higuera & Miguel Morán-Lanier
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