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, Dr. Jeremy Teigen, Dr. David Gurney, 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.
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Ramapo Pre-Law: Events and Updates
LSAT Information Sessions – LSAT Ally
SEO Catalyst applying to law school scholarships, January 29th deadline
St. John’s Future Lawyers of Color Open House, January 14, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
LSAC Calendar and upcoming events
New York City Bar, 12th Annual LSAT Prep and Law School Virtual Conference, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (half-day) and Thursday, January 14, 2021 (full-day)
Quinnipiac Law School prospective student portal: visit here.
In-person LSATs replaced by LSAT-Flex.
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.
St. John’s Law School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs
The LSAC PLUS Program offers aspiring legal professionals a window about what to expect in law school and supportive insights about the law school enrollment journey. Each year, LSAC partners with host law schools (see 2021 participating schools below) to provide selected participants with a unique immersive learning experience designed to prepare them for law school success. There is no cost to participate in the program, and each participant is eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend and fee waiver from LSAC. The PLUS Program is specifically aimed at rising undergraduate sophomores and juniors from minoritized groups who are underrepresented in the legal profession. However, anyone can apply and, during the application process, applicants have the opportunity to demonstrate ways in which they can benefit from the program.
Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program
ABA’s Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
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.”
The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program for a new generation of civil rights attorneys
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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