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Welcome to Ramapo College Pre-Law Advising. This site is designed to assist you in applying to law school and answer general questions you might have about the application process. If questions remain after you have navigated through the site, please contact Dr. Mia Serban, Dr. Jeffrey Ellsworth, or Dr. Michael Unger, the Pre-Law Advisors on campus.

The Advisors can help you decide whether to go to law school, which schools you should apply to, how to prepare for the LSAT, how to draft personal statements, obtain letters of recommendation, and finance your legal education. Pre-Law Advising will also guide you on the process of Dean’s Certification letters required by some law schools.

On these pages, you will find an array of information on most topics related to the decision to attend law school (see buttons on the left side of the page). Below we also post announcements and updates on topics relating to law school and the practice of law, as well as other relevant information.

It is the mission of the Ramapo College Pre-Law Advisor to provide comprehensive services to students and graduates interested in pursuing legal careers. It is the hope of Ramapo College that you will go on to law school and become a happy and productive legal scholar and/or lawyer.

Please direct questions to: jellswor@ramapo.edu, mserban@ramapo.edu or unger@ramapo.edu

For info, log onto LSAC (see disclaimer below)

Ramapo Pre-Law: Events and Updates

New Jersey Law Admissions Day Information Sessions

If you are considering applying to law school, you will want to attend these virtual New Jersey Law Admissions Day Information Sessions. The law school information sessions are scheduled for Wed., Oct. 28 and Wed., Nov. 11, from 1:30-4p.m. each day. Admissions officials from each listed school will be available on that date to answer your questions regarding their specific schools and programs, with breakout rooms for each law school. These sessions will be via Zoom links, below. Click on the link to register for each session you wish to attend. There is no cost to register or attend.

Oct 28th information session, 1:30-4PM: 

https://montclair.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscO6upj8oG9AqEzTOewWP44zRcAM0fboU

Law schools scheduled to attend: Buffalo, Charleston, Seton Hall

Nov 11th information session, 1:30-4PM:

https://montclair.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldeqorzgjE9bgJz8dPQC3toFd7mitLrQf

Law schools scheduled to attend: Fordham, Hofstra, Pace, Rutgers, St. Thomas, Stetson, Vermont, Widener-Delaware, also     CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) https://cleoinc.org

Mock Interview Review Panel Virtual Session

Learn how law school admissions decisions are made. Law school admissions committee members will host a mock admissions committee exercise. The presenters will walk you through sample applications and discuss how their institutions would review the file. This session provides an informative, first-hand look at the law school admissions process and how it works.

Please register for the virtual event, which will occur on Wed., Nov. 18, 2020 at 1:30PM:

Zoom Link: https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEocO6rqjosGtCTX0HdOEmPVh6y0n8Bj5Ny

 

Prelaw Info-Graphic (PDF) for Ramapo College students:

 

Quinnipiac Law School prospective student portal: visit here.

 

In-person August, October, and November LSATs replaced by LSAT-Flex.

FREE LSAT(-Flex) resources

How to Prep for the LSAT(-Flex) 

LSAT Strategies Overview

LSAT Time Management Strategy

Applying to Law School

2020 LSAC Digital Law School Forums

2020 Virtual Law School Fair, Villanova University

 

Programs of Interest

Many of these programs are recurrent. Check them regularly for deadlines and updates.

Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students

“An award-winning pipeline initiative of the Ron Brown Prep Program, the 2020 summer program serves college students from historically underrepresented groups who wish to earn their Juris Doctor and practice law.”

Maine PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

“The PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program at the University of Maine School of Law will teach oral, written, and leadership skills that will be useful in whatever community you live and any career you choose to pursue.” This is a three-week summer immersion program designed specifically for undergraduate students.

Pace Pre-Law Certificate Program

“This intensive program, situated just a few blocks away from all major New York County courthouses in Manhattan, will include approximately 60 hours of in-class lectures, visits to law firms and court rooms, law school application guidance, audits of actual law school classes, and guest speakers from various legal and business fields. Participants will have an opportunity to live and network with other Pace University students, and law students from around the world, including international LLM (Master of Laws) students.”

2019 NJ Law Admissions Day Flier (1)

CLEO – Achieving Success in the Law School Application Process

Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science, American Bar Foundation

Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program at Chicago-Kent College of Law (free, three week summer program)

“Careers in Law” panel discussion, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, York Room, featuring Colonel Edward Winkler, USA, Ret., an attorney of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps), Christine Caputo, a Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor, William Ng, a managing attorney for the NJ Public Advocate’s Office, and Rick Savino, an attorney in private practice.

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