Current Undergraduate Students

Mendoza College Pre-Law Advising

The University Pre-Law Advising Office, 104 O’Shaughnessy Hall, sponsors programs and distributes information to all students considering careers in law. In addition to its website, this office maintains a helpful library of resources, including current law school bulletins, LSAT applications and LSAT preparation materials. All interested students are invited and encouraged to join the university’s undergraduate Pre-Law Society, which offers a variety of programs and activities, including lectures, panel discussions, workshops on personal statements and financial aid issues, and a mock LSAT. Please refer to the University Pre-Law website for answers to many of your law school questions.

In addition, Professor Tonia Murphy serves as a dedicated Pre-Law advisor for the Mendoza  College.  Professor Murphy advises current Mendoza students who may be interested in law school, with a goal of helping them make informed decisions. She can provide individual guidance on:

  • whether law school is the right choice for you;
  • what class choices will prepare you to be a competitive candidate and successful law student;
  • the LSAT and application process;
  • selecting the right law school;
  • succeeding in law school; and
  • law careers

Appointments

Appointments are available upon request. So that you are prepared to discuss your interests and plans, before meeting with Professor Murphy, you are required first to complete and submit the Mendoza Pre-Law Advising Information Sheet, available here, to  tmurphy1@nd.edu.

Mendoza Pre-Law Listserv

Subscribe to the Mendoza pre-law advising listserv to receive announcements and other helpful information.

To subscribe, send an email to LISTSERV@listserv.nd.edu.  In the body of the email type exactly: 

SUBSCRIBE mendoza-pre-law First Last

For example:  SUBSCRIBE mendoza-pre-law Knute Rockne 

Likewise,  unsubscribe by typing in the body of the email:

UNSUBSCRIBE mendoza-pre-law Knute Rockne 

Important Dates

  • LSAT Test Dates
    Check LSAC.org for registration deadlines.
    • Sept. 27, 2014
    • Dec. 6, 2014
    • Feb. 7, 2015
    • June 8, 2015
    • Oct. 3, 2015
    • Dec. 5, 2015

Helpful Links

U.S. News 2014 Law School Rankings

Boston College On-line Law School Locater

American Bar Association on Preparation for Law School

Types of Law Practice

Recent statistics on law graduate employment and salaries

American Bar Association statistics on law school enrollment and placement

Food for Thought: Law and Law School in the News

Wall Street Journal: To Kill or Not to Kill All the Lawyers: That Is the Question

Economist: "Barriers to Entry in the Legal Profession"

ABA Journal: "Getting in the Way: It's a Lawyer's Job to Do Right and Deter Wrong"

Businessweek: "The Price of Winning at the Supreme Court"

Washington Post, "Will Law Students Have Jobs When They Graduate?"

New York Times: "Is Law School a Losing Game?"

New York Times: "Law Schools' Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut"

University of Michigan Law Quad Notes: "A Window on the Value of a Legal Education"

Volokh Conspiracy: "Law School Admissions and the Wisdom of Crowds"

ABA Journal: "If You Had a Do-Over, Which Classes Would You Take or Spend More Time on in Law School?"

Past MCoB Undergraduates Currently in Law School

These former Mendoza students have volunteered to be contacted by current students.

Please feel free to contact directly those below:

Ashley Bowman, 1L at Notre Dame Law School, Ashley.E.Bowman.35@nd.edu

Marianna Seiler, 1L at Florida State University Law School, mseiler3@alumni.nd.edu

Stephanie Boggs, 2L at Villanova Law School, sboggs@law.villanova.edu

Eric Hageman, 2L at Notre Dame Law School, ehageman@nd.edu

Mark Kramer, 3L at University of Pennsylvania Law School, mkramer@fuse.net

Anna Svensson, 3L at Fordham University Law School, asvensson117@gmail.com