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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

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.

We offer two distinct programs:
•  Summer Prep Program Foundations – an all-male program for
undergraduates
•  Summer LSAT Boot Camp – a co-ed program for rising seniors

The 2020 summer program takes place at St. John’s Law in Queens (8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439) and begins in June 2020.”

 

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 three-week summer immersion program designed specifically for undergraduate students will:

  • Provide you with the skills needed to succeed
  • Teach you about the law school admissions process
  • Connect you with legal career opportunities

Learn and attend special events alongside:

  • Legal and business experts
  • Practicing attorneys
  • Leaders in the community
  • Others with an interest in a law career like you

Program dates: Three week program begins on May 25, 2020

Location: University of Maine School of Law in Portland, Maine

Applications opened on January 15, 2020, and close on March 23.

Cost: FREE! Housing, meals, and a $750 stipend are included”

 

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)

LSAC announcement: “With the transition to the Digital LSAT starting in July, we’re excited to announce we’ll be publishing two full practice tests to our hashtag#DigitalLSAT familiarization site by April 30, and several more over the next few months. hashtag#LSAThashtag#practicemakesperfect http://ow.ly/oO4D50qCfWz

Free LSAT Practice Test – Apr. 29
How would you do if you had to take the LSAT today? Find out by taking a free practice test with Kaplan. You’ll get your score, a breakdown of your performance, and tons of strategies. Save your seat for the April 29 LSAT Practice Test here. 

LSAT Test Changes
Did you know the LSAT Writing Section is changing this year, too? Learn about the new take-at-home section and what’s staying the same on Kaplan’s LSAT Test Change page. Check it out here.

First LSAT Class Free, Apr. 12 & 17
Are you considering an LSAT prep course but not sure what it’s like? Kaplan is letting you preview the first class of their course for free on April 12 and 17. You can participate and get answers in real time. Sign up for Apr. 12 or Apr. 17.

Fast-Paced LSAT Bootcamp – Apr. 22
You won’t have much time on each LSAT section, so you’ll need to develop both accuracy and speed. Kaplan’s LSAT teachers show you how to get those points faster. Save your seat for the April 22 LSAT Bootcamp here.

CLEO – Achieving Success in the Law School Application Process

Pace Law School Pre-Law Certificate Program

  • Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science, American Bar Foundation, February 15th deadline
  • Penn State Online Info Session, October 24th, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., register here
  • Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program at Chicago-Kent College of Law (free, three week summer program)
  • FREE TestMasters LSAT PREP Course, Wednesday, October 24th, 6 p.m., Ramapo College, Room A107, RSVP via handshake
  • Pace Law Open House November 3rd 
  • “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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