Pre-Law Advisement Program

A liberal arts education offers the ideal preparation for a career in law. The American Bar Association does not recommend a particular major or set of courses to prepare for a legal education; instead, it identifies a series of skills required in law school and later as an attorney ( At Fredonia, students are able to develop the reading comprehension ability, written and oral communication skills, and analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to excel in these environments. In addition, there are many substantive courses dealing with the law and its role in society, politics and business that will grant students greater familiarity with the law and the legal profession.

Mission Statement

To help students take advantage of Fredonia’s curriculum, the Pre-Law Advising Committee at Fredonia works to advise and support students preparing for a career in law and those who plan to attend law school. The committee assists students through course and career advisement and provides guidance on the preparation of a successful law school application, including the organization of test (LSAT) preparation programs.


The Pre-Law Advising Program at Fredonia assists students interested in attending law school. The Program holds general meetings to introduce all students to process of preparing for law school, as well as offering individual counseling.

All Fredonia students interested in attending law school should register with the Pre-Law Advising Program. Please see Dr. David Kaplin, in Fenton Hall 232.

Students interested in receiving advisement as to which courses are particularly suited to develop and strengthen the above-listed skills should contact Dr. Jesse Norris.

Students interested in preparing for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) should contact Dr. David Kaplin.

Students interested in receiving advisement and assistance with the process of applying to law school should contact Dr. David Kaplin or Dr. Jesse Norris.

Major/Minor Requirements for Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Programs

Requirements for the Pre-law Advisement Program

Pre-Law Advising Committee Members:

Dr. David Kaplin
English Department
232 Fenton Hall

Dr. Jesse J. Norris
Sociocultural and Justice Sciences Department
W375 Thompson Hall

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