The pre-law services provided by the Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising are available to undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni of the Homewood Campus, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, and include:
- Individualized Advisement through phone appointments, in-person appointments, and email correspondence
- Programming offered throughout the year, including Practice Area Panels and Law School Fairs
- Bi-Weekly, Pre-Law eNewsletters, featuring pre-law related internship and employment opportunities, practice area highlights, practitioner interviews, programming information, and more
- Pre-Law listserv sign-up, for the latest pre-law news and events
Programs and Services
Pre-law advising appointments are 30 minute meetings. In an advising session, the Pre-Law Advisor can, among other things, help you to decide whether law school is right for you, answer questions regarding the law school application process, review your résumé and personal statement and help you to generate a list of law schools that fits your needs. Appointments can be scheduled through the home page of the Pre-Prof. website.
Personal Statement Critiques
The Pre-Law Advisor will review and critique personal statements and supplementary application materials, including grade addendums, resumes, diversity statements, etc. To receive a critique, e-mail your statement to the Pre-Law Advisor at least two weeks prior to your scheduled pre-law advising appointment. Statements should only be forwarded when they are in near-final form. Your name, and LSAC number should appear at the start of your statement. Feedback will be given via email and can be expanded upon in a walk-in or scheduled appointment.
How to Write an Impressive Personal Statement: This workshop addresses how to choose a personal statement topic, offers writing tips, and discusses common traps that you should avoid.
Other Pre-Law Programs
Law School Fair: Opportunity to meet with law school admission representatives from around the country.
Mock Admissions Panel: Law school representatives from several top law school discuss application strategies.
JHU Alumni Panel – Insider’s Guide to Law School: Hopkins Alum discuss their experiences in preparing for and while attending law school.
Individual Law School Information Sessions: Information sessions hosted by one law school only; past hosts have included Harvard Law School and Yale Law School.
Practice Area Panels: Focusing on specific practice areas of particular interest to Hopkins students, practitioners discuss their path to and while in law school, as well as the details of their specific field of practice and practice setting.