Dear Prospective Law Student:
Welcome to the Saint Leo University Pre-Law Advising Program. I
am the SLU faculty advisor regarding all pre-law matters. I will do
everything I can to provide you with access to current information
regarding the law school admission process, legal careers, and
enrichment through on and off campus legal speakers and contacts.
Our SLU Pre-Law Program is partnered with the SLU Career Center to
take advantage of the strengths of both programs. Please take
advantage of our presence on campus to obtain answers to your
questions or conduct research. The Director of the Career Center is
most willing to be of service to you.
Although we do not have a "pre-law major" per se, you will find
this is not a disadvantage in applying to law school. The
admissions committees of law schools seek student applicants versed
in the liberal arts, business, and the sciences. The so-called
"pre-law track" is nothing more than a compilation of the same
courses we offer in numerous majors here at Saint Leo
Here is some information to aid your research into law school
SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY CAREER CENTER: Since you
are already here in the Career Center web site, look around! The
staff has put many helpful articles and links in this site. The
information regarding admission to graduate schools will be equally
pertinent to law schools.
Catalogs: If you are planning to attend law
school but are not sure where, or even undecided about attending,
perusing law school catalogs can be quite helpful. Many law school
catalogs are available for review in the Career Center. Take
advantage of this opportunity. In addition, all law schools have
detailed web sites describing the law school, its parent
university, and the surrounding community.
Pre-Law Web Sites: There are multiple internet
sites that provide significant general information regarding
courses of study, preparing for law school, and the law school
application process. Here is one of the best I have found:
LSAT Prep Courses: Preparation is the key to
success on the LSAT. There are many ways to prepare: Relying on
luck; self-study; or taking a specialized course. Results have
shown that taking a prep course is by far the best way to give
yourself the best shot at obtaining a competitive score on the
LSAT. We are in frequent touch with representatives of two of the
leading courses in this area: Blackstone and Kaplan. Both visit on
campus each semester, and have representatives easily
881-LSAT (Tampa Bay & Orlando only)
Kaplan: (813) 899-2395
Although you will have your department major faculty advisor to
guide your course selection, I hope that you will feel free to use
the resources of the SLU Pre-Law Advisor and the Career Center!
Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Joe Little, J.D.