Pre-Law Advising

Pre-law Advising at UIC is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through the LAS Academic Advising Center. Students and alumni from all UIC colleges who are interested in a career in law are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of resources available through Pre-Law Advising; our services and programs are not limited to LAS students only.

Appointments are available to UIC students and alumni on Mondays and Wednesdays-Fridays from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Email:
  • Office: 809 University Hall
  • Phone: (312)355-5133
  • Fax: (312) 413-8577

Initial pre-law advising appointments cover:

  • The LSAT
  • GPA
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The Well-rounded Candidate
  • LSAC & CAS

Follow-up appointments vary from student to student and can be devoted to many different issues, such as the following:

  • Personal Statement Review
  • Determining a List of Schools to Apply to
  • Questions About Specific Applications
  • Choosing the Right Law School for You

Some Resources Available through Pre-Law Advising:

  • LSAT Registration Books
  • The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools
  • The MAPLA (Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors) Profiles
  • Law School Viewbooks/Catalogues
  • The Pre-Law Insider Magazine
  • The Advisor Pre-Law Magazine

The Pre-Law Advising Roster:

The main way for students to obtain information about law-related opportunities and activities is to be on the pre-law advising roster and mailing list. All incoming and transfer students who mark an interest in pre-law on their admissions applications are automatically added to the pre-law advising roster and mailing list. If you are interested in learning more about advising and pre-law opportunities at UIC and are not currently on the advising roster, please complete the following form