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Welcome to Penn State Pre-Law Advising, coordinated through the Division of Undergraduate Studies at University Park. Whether you are a current Penn State undergraduate or graduate student or an alum planning to attend law school in the future, our pre-law support and related resources will help you find and consider the information you need to make informed choices.
The Penn State Pre-Law Advising information card provides an overview of and key points about the pre-law advising process.
Edward J. Wangler, J.D.
114 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with the pre-law adviser, call 814-865-7576.
First- and second-year University Park students seeking pre-law advising must schedule a small group advising appointment.
Join the Penn State Pre-Law listserv by e-mailing the pre-law adviser!
Prepare for an Appointment
Complete PreLawReview (bring these materials to your appointment), get familiar with the pre-law website and its resources, and jot down your questions.
- Preparing for Law School
- Law School Preparation Overview
- Course Options for Students Interested in Attending Law School
- Application Timeline
- LSAT Preparation Course Registration Form
- LSAT Preparation Course Syllabus
- LSAT Testing Dates
- Upcoming Events
- The Application Process: An Overview
- Letters of Recommendation
- Tips for Recommenders
- Personal Statement Writing Tips
- Financial Aid
- Dean's Certification Form
Pre-Law Yearly Reports
Penn State Pre-Law Reports
What majors do Penn State Pre-Law students choose to prepare for law school? Where do these students study law?
Examine national data provided by the Law School Admissions Council:
Relevant Articles and Recordings
- ABA Panel Endorses Continued Use of LSAT in Law School Admissions
- Employment for the Class of 2011: Selected Findings
- Law School Debt among New Lawyers
- Law School Grads Face Worst Job Market Yet: Less Than Half Find Jobs in Private Practice
- Pop Goes the Law
- Top 240 ABA Applicant Feeder Schools for: Fall Applicants
Rethinking Law Schools
Law schools are in trouble. Applications are at a 30-year low and rising tuitions have led to high student debt. A weak job market has meant that many graduates can't find a good job to make payments on those loans. All this has spurred a debate about what law school should be, and possible ways to reform it. Today, rethinking law school. First, guest host, Tracey Matisak, talks with Washington University law professor, Brian Tamanaha, about his book, "Failing Law Schools." Then Lawrence Mitchell, Dean of Case Western Reserve Law School, gives us a different perspective on the value of a legal education.
There and Back Again: One Lawyer's Journey
Candid conversations with Ms. Stella Tsai, Esq. about her educational journey, the law school admissions process, her law school experience, career decisions, and thoughts on the profession.