Important Alert

Special Notice on COVID-19 Response:

While the Pre-Law office supports reducing the risk of increased exposure to COVID-19, we are also dedicated to providing a high level of support needed for students as classes move online. Stay connected with our office with these opportunities:

1. Virtually connecting via our social media outlets, follow us on Instagram @Prelawbaylor to see updates of our Pre-Law community.
2. Advising continues in a virtual model. Please reach out to Benjamin Cooper at Benjamin_J_Cooper@baylor.edu to set up an appointment.
3. Give a listen to the “Bears, the Bar and Beyond podcast” for more information about the Pre-Law program, applying to Law schools, and the varied practices areas in the field of Law.

See how to access the Success Center Services .

As we encounter the rapidly changing events caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Student Success Initiatives team will be supporting the prevention efforts as outlined by Baylor University officials: https://www.baylor.edu/coronavirus.

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Pre-Law

Located in the Paul L. Foster Success Center, Baylor Pre-Law is a pre-professional program designed to provide advising, programming and resources to students of all majors who are considering a career in law.

Specifically, Baylor Pre-Law endeavors to:

  • Encourage informed decision-making about law school by (1) providing information and resources that enable students to develop a realistic understanding of the legal profession; and (2) encouraging students to engage in the self-assessment and vocational discernment necessary to ensure a career in law is consistent with the student’s skills, interests, and values;
  • Facilitate preparedness for the academic rigors of law school and the demands of the legal profession by (1) providing advising and programing designed to help students understand and the skills they need as future-lawyers; and (2) encouraging students to use Baylor’s resources to maximize their academic potential and to develop skills necessary for success;
  • Help students successfully navigate the law-school application process by providing one-on-one admissions counseling, maintaining up-to-date written materials, and facilitating admission-focused programming; and
  • Build a dynamic pre-law community by recruiting talented prospective pre-law students, encouraging engagement among current students, and connecting faculty and lawyer-alumni to the pre-law community.

Mission Statement

To facilitate the success of Baylor's pre-law students-during their time as undergraduates and beyond-by providing advising, programming and resources designed to encourage (1) informed decision-making; (2) academic preparedness; and (3) the development of successful law school applications.

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