Find helpful pre-professional resources.

Health Professions Advising

Tahnee Prokopow is the director of Health Professions Advising on campus. Please visit the Health Professions Advising website to review the wealth of information there before attending an information session. 

Pre-Law

Pre-Law advising at UM-Dearborn is done by Brian Golden. He is available as a resource to all Pre-Law students from freshmen year until they enter law school.  To see Brian call 313-593-5293 to schedule an appointment.  

  • Preparing for Law School

    Preparing for law school is not like preparing for medical school: there is no set curriculum to follow. However, there are skills that must be developed and steps to be taken in order to be ready to apply on time (whatever your "on time" may be). Here is a four-year plan outline to help you stay on track.

  • Researching Law Schools

    Don't just apply to the law school down the street; there are schools all over the country that could be a better fit in terms of cost, career interests, scholarship opportunities, employment rates, or campus culture. Make good use of the online resources below to ensure that your decisions are well-informed. Here is a tool to use to help you organize the information you collect. If there are other criteria that are important to you, add more columns!

  • UM Law Day

    UM-Dearborn students are invited to participate in UM-Ann Arbor’s Law Day. Over 100 law schools come to the Ann Arbor campus to talk to prospective students. A wonderful opportunity to explore your law school options in person! 

    Check on the LSAC.org website, Recruitment Events Calendar, for University of Michigan Law Day. It is always hosted in the Michigan Union on State Street.

  • UM-Dearborn Pre-Law Student Statistics

     From data complied by LSAC (lsac.org)

    • UM-Dearborn students who applied to law schools in 2016, averaged a 149 LSAT (using highest LSAT only) and a 3.20 GPA (LSAT GPA).
    • Last year, Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law were the top two schools that UM-Dearborn students applied to, were admitted to, and enrolled in. See a chart of the top nine schools, along with average LSAT scores and GPA’s. Please note that when there are fewer than 5 students in a category, averages are not calculated. 
  • Online Resources

    The decision to attend law school should be made with careful deliberation, as it is a great commitment of time, money, and self. Here are some websites that can inform your decision-making process.

    Law School Admission Council

    LSAC.org is the most important website a pre-law student will encounter. You will sign up for the LSAT through LSAC.org, and you will apply to schools using their Credential Assembly Service. They provide resources to help you make decisions on where to apply and how to finance your law education. In short, visit LSAC.org early and often.

    American Bar Association Pre-Law

    From choosing a major, to financing law school, and key skills to develop, the ABA has summarized the basics of pre-law. 

    Boston College On-line Law School Locator

    Boston College created an online resource to help students identify law schools where they should be a competitive candidate based on LSAT and UGPA.

    ABA Standard 509 Information Reports

    The ABA has assembled all the basic information you need to know about a law school when doing your initial research: LSAT ranges, UGPA ranges, cost to attend, attrition rates, and more.

    Law School Transparency Score Reports

    Law school is expensive and employment after graduation is not guaranteed! This website reports employment data for law schools, giving prospective students the opportunity to see how many graduates are actually finding work and in which fields in an easy to digest format.

    ABA Employment Summary Report

    The ABA collects detailed information on graduate employment for each law school, and their findings are complied here.

    ABA Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness

    This page of the ABA website provides links to information on paying back the heavy debt that law students incur while pursuing their JD.

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