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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
mendoza-pre-law First Last
example: SUBSCRIBE mendoza-pre-law Knute
Likewise, unsubscribe by typing in the body of the
UNSUBSCRIBE mendoza-pre-law Knute Rockne
- 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
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.email@example.com
Marianna Seiler, 1L at Florida State University Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Boggs, 2L at Villanova Law School, email@example.com
Eric Hageman, 2L at Notre Dame Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Kramer, 3L at University of Pennsylvania Law School, email@example.com
Anna Svensson, 3L at Fordham University Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org