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Individual advising appointments

Individual advising appointments are tailored to a student’s needs and questions.  Common topics discussed in individual appointments include but are not limited to:

  • Discussing your interest in law school.
  • Deciding whether law school is the best fit to reach your goals.
  • Understanding the impact of your LSAT score and academic record (including GPA) on the likelihood of your admission to law school.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on draft documents for submission with law school applications including personal statements, addenda and résumés.
  • Selecting a list of schools, or refining your list of law schools for application based on your criteria for evaluating schools and each schools’ past admissions criteria.
  • Understanding law school financing and comparing offers from multiple law schools.

 

Are you currently:

First- or Second-Year Student at University Park

If you are a first- or second-year student at University Park, you must first attend a Pre-Law Orientation Session before scheduling an individual appointment with the Pre-Law Adviser. To register for a Pre-Law Orientation Session, click Step 1 above.

If you have already attended a Pre-Law Orientation Session, we recommend attending an Applying to Law School Session (click Step 2 above) before scheduling an individual appointment with an adviser but if you have urgent questions, you can skip this step and schedule an individual appointment with the Pre-Law Adviser (click Step 3 above).

Junior or Senior at University Park

We recommend that you attend both a Pre-Law Orientation Session (Click Step 1 above) and the Applying to Law School Session (Click Step 2 above) before you schedule an individual appointment with the Pre-Law Adviser but they are not required.

The Pre-Law Orientation Sessions will provide information regarding what law schools are looking for, how to prepare and explore law school as well as the practice of law to make sure law school is the best fit for your goals.

The Applying to Law School Session was designed for juniors and seniors who have decided to apply for law school and are in the process. These sessions will help you make the most of your individual pre-law advising appointment.

If you have urgent questions, you can make an individual advising appointment with the Pre-law Adviser at any time, regardless of whether you have attended a small group information sessions first (click Step 3 above).

Penn State student at another campus or Penn State Alumni

Katherine E. Garren, J.D.
Pre-Law Adviser
Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: keg146@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7576
Fax: 814-863-8913
Hours: 8am - 5pm (Mon-Fri, Eastern Time)

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