UCSB Career Services This office offers additional avenues for pre-law advising (see list of advising topics below) and for exploring topics related to law school and the legal profession.
- Law school events
- Career information and planning
- Guidance in choosing a career
- Interest assessment tools
- Information about professional and graduate schools
- Test preparation resources
CLAS (Campus Learning Assistance Services) CLAS offers tutorial groups and academic skills workshops, as well as one-on-one writing and academic coaching appointments. Visit the MyCLAS website to enroll online.
Legal Education Association for Diversity (LEAD) LEAD provides mentorships, networking, resources, and information to students of color who are interested in pursuing a law school education.
Mock Trial Team Mock Trial allows undergraduate students to take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses, acting out a fictitious case while competing against the mock trial teams of other universities.
Phi Alpha Delta (P.A.D.) Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity is a co-ed organization with alumni chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. P.A.D. provides a strong community for students interested in pursuing a career in legal, professional, or public service.
Law School Application Assistance
LSAC (The Law School Admissions Council) Create a student account with LSAC to register for the LSAT online, receive your scores via e-mail, assemble credentials, track your applications, and more.
- Graduate Program Testing Fees: (e.g., CBEST, GRE, GMAT, MCAT & LSAT) grants are available only after documentation has been submitted which indicates that a waiver of such a fee [by the LSAC] is not possible. Please see EOP for additional information.
- Graduate/Professional Program Application Fees: Grants to Offset Graduate/Professional Program Application Fees (with a maximum of five applications) will be granted only if the student can provide documentation that indicates that a waiver of such a fee [by a law school] is not possible or that it has been denied. Please see EOP for additional information.
NALP (The Association for Legal Career Professionals) NALP is a professional organization that offers career counseling and planning, professional development, and other services to law students, lawyers, and its members.
ABA (American Bar Association) - Comprehensive Bar Admissions Requirements. The ABA site provides information about bar admissions guidelines, which vary from state to state.
The State Bar of California Of the UCSB graduates who eventually pursue the legal profession, a large number take the California Bar Examination. Visit the State Bar of California’s website to learn about the bar admission requirements, pass rate statistics, and more.
- Academically Based Law School Pipeline Programs Compiled by the UCLA Law’s Academic Outreach Center (updated 7/6/2018)
- Financial Resources for DACA Students Compiled by the West Coast Consortium of Private Law Schools in collaboration with UC Law Schools (updated September 2017) [January 2020 update coming soon]
- Immigrants Rising Pre-Law Fund See site for eligibility. Grants will cover LSAT preparation (courses, tutoring, self-study materials, etc) and law school application fees. In additiona to financial support, recipients will be connected to Immigrants Rising's network of legal professionals.