UMass Boston

Academic & Career Engagement & Success Center

Pre-Law Advising

Students of all undergraduate majors can apply to – and succeed in – law school.

Although UMass Boston does not offer a formal pre-law program, we will help you put together an academic plan that best prepares you for law school. Before applying, however, it's a good idea to examine your reasons for doing so and your expectations for the outcome. The Pre-Law Guide will help you do that, and will give you some insights into law school admissions.

Meet with a pre-law advisor in ACES to discuss:

·  Career exploration and career planning
·  Choosing a major / evaluating minors or programs of study
·  Researching law schools
·  Identifying valuable resources
·  How to approach recommendation letters
·  The LSAT
·  Your personal statement
·  And more!

Interested in an accelerated path to a JD degree?
The University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of Massachusetts Law School have established a 3+3 program that enables students to finish all of their major requirements in three years and then start their first year of law school at the UMass Law School in Dartmouth. Students who select this option and are successfully admitted to the program will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctor Degree in six years. See a pre-law advisor for more information.
Pre-Law Student 3+3 Interest Form

If you are considering law school, you are encouraged to meet with an ACES team member!

Undergraduate Students:
Schedule an appointment with Kurt Klopmeier, Academic and Career Advisor
In-Person Appointment or Virtual Appointment

Graduate Students and Alumni:
Please schedule your appointment through Handshake

Pre-Law Advising Questions: