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Pre-Law Study

At the University of Kentucky, Undergraduate Studies provides advising regarding pre-law preparation and the application and admission process. Students considering law school can contact a pre-law advisor in Undergraduate Studies.

While a broad, liberal arts education is generally considered to be an excellent preparation for law school, there is no fixed, comprehensive pre-law curriculum prescribed by any American law school. In general, pre-law students should develop rigorous study habits, become skilled in clear and logical communication, and select courses that can enhance critical reading, writing, and analytical skills.

There is no specified undergraduate degree program required for entry into law school. Students are advised to choose the major that is the best fit in terms of personal interests, strengths and alternative career options. Students are advised to explore the web sites of law schools in which they are interested and to familiarize themselves with admissions standards at those schools. Almost all law schools require students to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Additional information is available from the Law School Admission Council,

Pre-Law Listserv

Pre-Law information is periodically posted to the Pre-Law Listserv. To subscribe to the listserv, send an email message to Type SUBSCRIBE PRE-LAW-L in the body of the message.

Phi Alpha Delta

UK's pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), a part of the world's largest law fraternity, unites academically talented students who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a legal career and increases their awareness of the law profession and the process of being admitted to law school. Three of the main components that law school admissions officers look at are LSAT scores, GPA and community involvement; PAD's main focus is on the success of individuals in all three areas. Programs include lectures by practicing attorneys and current law students, social activities, Law Day, and most importantly practice LSAT’s, which are available to all students interested in Pre-Law.

If you are not a member already, join us! Even if you are not sure about law school, come to a meeting and talk to other Phi Alpha Delta members.For more information, go here or look on Facebook.

For PAD membership information, contact, or Zoe Chicketti, 2013-2014 PAD President, at

Advisor for Pre-Law Students

Suanne H. Early: (859) 257-4755, suanne,

Undergraduate Studies
109 Miller Hall
(859) 257-3383

Sites of Interest

Fall Events

View the list of Fall 2013 events here. [PDF]


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