Welcome to Pomona Pre-Law Advising at the CDO. If you are considering a career in law, preparing for the LSAT or applying to law schools, we are here to help!
Pomona's rigorous academic program provides excellent preparation for students and alumni considering law school. Students considering law as a career often wonder whether there is a preferred academic track for them. Pomona College does not offer a formal pre-law curriculum. The American Bar Association and its 204 associated law schools do not require nor recommend any particular undergraduate major or courses for those preparing for law school.
Pomona students interested in law are encouraged to develop their analytic, reading, writing and speaking skills by taking challenging and varied courses throughout their undergraduate career. There is no "preferred" academic major for law school admissions. A much more important determinant than academic major in admission to law school is the grade point average. It is best to select a major and courses that you will find intellectually stimulating because it is what you will most likely excel in.
Check out a list of additional online resources to assist you in your law school prep and exploration here.
Upcoming Law Related Events
Visit the Handshake Calendar to keep an eye out for all upcoming law school related events. Be sure to sign up for the law listserv through Handshake!
Contact Us for Assistance
Susanne Mahoney Filback, CDO pre-law advisor, and Professor Lorn Foster, faculty pre-law advisor, are available to assist you throughout your time at Pomona and beyond as you consider whether law school is for you and to assist you in the law school application process. You may contact Susanne at 909-607-1556.
There are numerous websites available to research all aspects of the law process, including advice about the application process, information regarding individual law schools, financial aid resources, and various LSAT preparation information. The following sites will provide you with a good start.
- Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
- Internet Legal Resource Guide
- American Bar Association
- HG.org - Comprehensive online legal directories. Advice and prep for law school, the Bar Exam, legal careers and more.
- U.S. News Law School Rankings
LSAT Test Prep Sites
Financing Law School