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Appointments

Law School Admissions Coaching Appointments


Visit a law school admissions coach for help navigating the law school application process, including: 

  • Determining whether being a lawyer is in line with your professional goals
  • Strategizing ways to effectively prepare for the LSAT
  • Discussing what factors to consider when researching and selecting law schools
  • Selecting strong recommenders for letters of recommendation
  • Addressing potentially adverse or sensitive topics in a law school application
  • Compiling a cohesive law school application that highlights your strengths
  • Reviewing your application materials*, including your resume, personal statement, and optional essays
  • Researching resources and tools for financing your legal education
  • Managing the waitlist through effective communication with law school admissions professionals
  • Deciding between multiple law schools or scholarship offers

Pre-Law Resources

Prior to meeting with your pre-law career coach for a scheduled appointment or drop-in, it helps to review the following resources to help you become more knowledgeable of your law school admissions process:

Pre-Law Handbook

Spring 2023 Law Month Info Sessions:

Info Session 1 - Law School Application Basics
Event Recording*
PPT Deck

*Since recording, LSAT & CAS fees have increased, refer to ppt deck/LSAC.org website for updated information.

Info Session 2 – Writing Matters (Webinar focused on written application elements)
Event Recording
PPT Deck

Liberal Arts Students

Learn how to schedule your pre-law appointment here, and explore our law school admissions coaching drop-in schedule listed below, usually available during Fall & Spring semesters.

UT Austin Current Undergraduate Students

Liberal Arts Career Services offers free law school admissions coaching to all current UT Austin undergraduate students, regardless of major. Learn how to register and schedule your appointment here.

Alumni

Liberal Arts Career Services offers free law school admissions coaching for one year after graduation for College of Liberal Arts graduatesFee-based law school admissions coaching services are available to all degree-holding, non- Liberal Arts alumni of The University of Texas at Austin. Explore our coaching services here.

Pre-Law Drop-ins

Drop-ins are perfect for quick questions, these are typically shorter appointments that only last 15 minutes or less and are first come, first serve.  If you'd like to review written elements including a resume, personal statement or optional statement, please set up a scheduled appointment in Handshake.  

Fall 2023 Drop In Dates:

When: Wednesdays 1-3pm, August 23rd through November 29th*
*Not held on: September 27th, November 22nd
Where: Liberal Arts Career Services Office (FAC 2.106)

Law School Application Written Elements

For review and feedback of your personal statement, resume, and other documents you're submitting as part of your law school applications, make sure to select either Pre-Law: Help with Personal Statement or Pre-Law: Recent Grads Help with Personal Statement as your appointment type dependent on your student status.  Make sure to provide a copy of any documents you'd like assistance with 24 hours in advance of your appointment via email to your assigned career coach, which should be either Karintha Fenley (karintha.fenley@austin.utexas.edu) or Jenna Salzman (jsalzman@my.utexas.edu).

Due to the high volume of students applying to law school, we limit each student to 2 written element appointments per semester.  If you need assistance with initial drafts of your documents, refer to the law school admissions websites' writing prompts and plan to work with the University Writing Center prior to setting up your written element appointments.

*Please be advised that all University employees are legally required to report any Title IX violations referenced in your admissions essays to UT's Title IX Office

Pre-Law Advising Appointments

Meet with a pre-law advisor for help navigating the law school application process, several options are available depending on your class standing/student status:

  • Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Years

    Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to schedule "Pre-Law: Applying in the Future" appointments in Handshake and meet for pre-law drop-ins for quick questions.  The availability of these appointments in Handshake increases in spring and summer due to the prioritizing the high volume of students and recent alumni applying in the fall.

  • Senior Year

    Seniors who are actively applying are recommended to schedule "Pre-Law: Applying Now" appointments in Handshake. 

  • Alumni

    COLA graduates who are within 1 year of graduation can receive all pre-law advising services at no cost. Select the "Pre-Law: Alumni Applying Now" appointment type in Handshake.  UT alumni of other majors are eligible to receive fee-based pre-law advising services and upon payment, you will receive communication from our office regarding the setup of your Handshake appointment.

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Pre-Law Drop-ins

Drop-ins are shorter appointments that last 15 minutes or less and are first come, first served. These appointments are ideal for quick questions. If you'd like to review written elements including a resume, personal statement or optional statement, please set up a scheduled appointment in Handshake (see below for instructions).

When: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 PM Central, January 17 -  April 24*
*Not held on: February 28, March 13
Where: In-person, FAC 2.106

Law School Application Written Elements Appointments

For review and feedback of your personal statement, resume, and other documents you're submitting as part of your law school applications, make sure to select either "Pre-Law: Written Elements" or "Pre-Law: Alumni Written Elements"  appointment type dependent on your status.  Make sure to provide a copy of any documents you'd like assistance with 24 hours in advance of your appointment via email to your assigned career coach, which should be either Karintha Fenley (karintha.fenley@austin.utexas.edu) or Jenna Salzman (jsalzman@my.utexas.edu).

Due to the high volume of students applying to law school, we limit each student to 2 written element appointments during fall semesters.  If you need assistance with initial drafts of your documents, refer to the law school admissions websites' writing prompts and plan to work with the University Writing Center prior to setting up your written element appointments.

*Please be advised that all University employees are legally required to report any Title IX violations referenced in your admissions essays to UT's Title IX Office

  • Preparing for an appointment

    Prior to meeting with your pre-law career coach for a scheduled appointment or drop-in, it helps to review the following resources to help you become more knowledgeable of your law school admissions process:

    Pre-Law Handbook

    Spring 2023 Law Month Info Session Recordings and Slides:

    Info Session 1 - Law School Application Basics
    Event Recording*
    PPT Deck

    *Since recording, LSAT & CAS fees have increased, refer to ppt deck/LSAC.org website for updated information.

    Info Session 2 – Writing Matters (Webinar focused on written application elements)
    Event Recording
    PPT Deck

  • Appointment eligibility

    UT Austin Current Undergraduate Students

    Liberal Arts Career Services offers free law school admissions coaching to all current UT Austin undergraduate students, regardless of major.

    Alumni

    Liberal Arts Career Services offers free law school admissions coaching for one year after graduation for College of Liberal Arts graduatesFee-based law school admissions coaching services are available to all degree-holding, non- Liberal Arts alumni of The University of Texas at Austin. 

  • How to schedule an appointment
    1. Log-in to Handshake
    2. On the left side menu, select “Career Center”
    3. Select “Appointments”
    4. Select "Schedule New Appointment"
    5. Choose “Pre-Law Advising/Law School Admissions Coaching”
    6. Choose the appointment type that most closely matches your goals for the appointment
    7. You can narrow your search by staff member or appointment medium (virtual or in-person) or see next available appointments. Select an appointment and select a medium. Some appointment slots will only be offered virtually. 
    8. Fill out the "What can we help you with?" field by sharing details about your law school consideraton or application proccess and anything else that will help your coach prepare for your appointment. 
    9. Select “Request.” You will receive a confirmation email with your appointment details. 
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