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Stuckert Career Center

408 Rose St.

Lexington, KY

Pre-Professional

Stuckert Career Center

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859-257-2746

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At the University of Kentucky, Pre-Professional Advisors provide advising regarding pre-law preparation and the application and admission process. Students considering law school can contact a pre-law advisor in the Stuckert Career Center by contacting UKCareerCenter@uky.edu. Students with a major in the College of Arts & Sciences are encouraged to visit ww.as.uky.edu/pre-law and to contact an advisor by emailing ASPreLaw@uky.edu. Pre-Law Advisors offer support and guidance to UK students from all majors interested in applying to law school.  Through individual appointments, information sessions, and workshops, Pre-Law Advisors help students assemble a competitive application and guide them through the application process.   

Preparing for Law School

Students are advised to explore the websites 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 form the Law School Admission Council

UK Student Groups Related to Pre-Law

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.  Programs include lecture by practicing attorneys and current law students, social activities, Law Day and, most importantly, practice LSAT's. 

College Democrats at the University of Kentucky 

Mock Trial Team

Log Cabin Republicans

Students for Education Reform

Univeristy of Kentucky Young Democratic Socialists

Young Americans for Liberty

Imagine Your Future

Lawyers

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$120,910

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

823,900

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

50,100

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

The majority of lawyers work in private and corporate legal offices. Some work for federal, local, and state governments. Most work full time and many work more than 40 hours a week.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Judges and Hearing Officers
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Postsecondary Teachers

What should I major in?

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.  Students are advised to choose the major that is the best fit in terms of personal interests, strengths and alternative career options.  There is no "right" major for law school and pre-law students are encouraged to work with a Pre-Law Advisor to help with major exploration.


Accelerated Opportunity

UK BLUE

If you know you want a career in law, then the UK BLUE program may be right for you. Incoming freshmen majoring in English, History, or Political Science can apply to participate in this 3+3 partnership with UK Law. Students selected for this accelerated program finish their B.A. and J.D. in six years, all while participating in enrichment activities that expose them to the legal, clinical, community service, and career opportunities that a law degree makes possible. For more information, visit the UK BLUE website: https://www.as.uky.edu/uk-blue.


Contact

Stuckert Career Center

408 Rose St.

Lexington, KY

Pre-Professional

Stuckert Career Center

859-257-2746

Other programs from the Pre-Professional: