Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Law School

Wondering how to determine if law school is right for you? Want to know how to differentiate yourself among the sea of applicants to a law school admissions representative?  Curious about different practice areas, but not sure where to start? Wondering what attorneys do, and don’t know any that you can ask questions to? Already accepted to law school, but unsure about how to finance your legal education? Explore our law school admissions planning services and resources to get started.

Law School Planning

Explore the Law School Planning page for information about the key law school application components, for application timeline suggestions, and for a summary of the cost of applying to law schools.

Pre-Law Events

Explore the Pre-Law Events page for information about upcoming pre-law events and the annual UT Law Fair. To stay updated on all things pre-law, including workshops and internship opportunities, subscribe to our pre-law listserv. The listserv is available to currently enrolled UT students of all majors. 

Law School Admissions Coaching

Visit the Appointment page to learn how to schedule an appointment with the Law School Admissions Coach.

Our Law School Admissions Coach can help you navigate 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 communications with law school admissions professionals
  • Deciding between multiple law schools or scholarship offers

Please note:  Candidates who would like their application materials (resume, personal statement, and optional statements) reviewed must email their drafts in MS Word at least 24 hours in advance of their appointment. Please provide resume and personal statement at the same time so that we can have a comprehensive picture of what your file might look like to an admissions team. 

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 Handbook. The Liberal Arts Pre-Law Handbook is designed to help you learn what you can do as an undergraduate to explore your interests in law school, prepare for the law school application process, and consider your eventual school selection. Mobile device users: you may be prompted to register with Box to gain access to UT Box files from smart phones and other application-based devices.

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