Pre-Law advising is offered through the Center for Pre-Professional Advising. Pre-law programming includes the Pre-Law Society (student organization), special workshops, and individual advising for students who are interested in a career in law. Taking part in these services does not involve taking particular courses or majoring in a certain discipline. You can choose any undergraduate major.

It is important for you to maintain a competitive grade point average (3.3 or higher) to gain entry to law school. For that reason, it is important that you take courses you find interesting and challenging. It is important to develop excellent oral and written skills, as well as critical thinking and logical reasoning skills. You must be able to write simple and concise sentences, and argue persuasively and to anticipate vulnerabilities in contrary arguments. You are encouraged to evaluate your verbal skills and to take courses that will strengthen them.

The pre-law advisor serves as a secondary advisor to the pre-law student’s major advisor. She will provide suggestions regarding elective courses and will aid the student in the law school application process. Pre-law advising is available to current ECU students and ECU alumni.

Law School Application Process

You will begin completing the law school application in the fall of your senior year (if the plan is to enroll immediately following graduation from undergrad in the spring). The application for law school opens September 1st each year for admission for the following year. Deadlines vary from school-to-school but fall between January 15th and August 1st. The majority of deadlines fall between March 1st and April 15th. A few schools have a flexible deadline and will accept application until the class size is met.

Students will apply through the Law School Admissions Council.

Documents required for application:

  • Transcripts from each community college or university attended
  • Personal Statement
  • LSAT (Law School Admission Test) or
    GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Addendums if necessary