Declare Your Pre-Professional Interest in Law
Please indicate your pre-professional path by filling out our pre-professional interest form. While pre-law is not a major, declaring your interest will allow us to send you specific information on your intended field.
In accordance with guidelines recommended by the Association of American Law Schools, the University has not established a specialized “pre-law” major, but rather, encourages prospective law students to undertake a course of study that develops “comprehension and expression in words, critical understanding of the human institutions with which the law deals and creative power in thinking.”
Various undergraduate majors offer appropriate preparation for law school education. The most frequently selected majors of successful pre-law students at the University are:
- Business Management
- Political Science
The Law, Justice and Advocacy minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to improve critical thinking, communication, writing and advocacy skills. These skills are beneficial to most careers and professions, but particularly valuable for students interested in attending law school or entering other law-related careers. Recent graduates have attended nationally renowned law schools across the nation.
The University provides designated faculty pre-law advisors who are familiar with law school admissions requirements, application procedures and curricula. It also sponsors pre-law forums with attorneys as guest speakers, internships in law and judicial offices, campus visits by law school representatives, and student visits to law schools to assist undergraduates in planning.
Every year our students go on to attend law schools all throughout the country. From 2011 to 2021 our students attended the following law schools:
|Albany Law School of
Appalachian School of Law
Arizona State University
Atlanta's John Marshall Law
Ave Maria School of Law
Brooklyn Law School
California Western School of Law
Cardozo Law- Yeshiva University
Charleston School of Law
Charlotte School of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law
City University of New York
Florida A&M University
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida International University
George Washington University
Inter American University
Lewis and Clark Law School
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Michigan State University
New England Law- Boston
New York Law School
Northern Illinois University
Northern Kentucky University
Nova Southeastern University
Roger Williams University
Seton Hall University
SMU Dedman School of Law
South Texas College of Law
St Johns University School
St Thomas University
The Florida State University
The John Marshall Law School
The Ohio State University
The Pennsylvania State
The Thomas M Cooley Law
The University of Akron
The University of New Mexico
The University of Texas
Academic Program Specialist
Academic Success Center
Office: Technology Building
Pre-professions advising has a dedicated program specialist to help students prepare for law school. Current University of Tampa students please contact Jackie Mikulski with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Please include your student ID number in the email.
New Students: Join us on Zoom to meet the director of the law, justice and advocacy minor, pre-law advisor and UT pre-law student leaders.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Zoom; Register here. This event will be recorded and can be provided upon request.
This workshop is the first step in getting involved with UT pre-law resources. We will discuss majors and classes, getting involved on campus and in the law field, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and the law school application timeline.
Please check back in late January for Spring 2023 dates.
Current UT students, log in to MyUTampa and select the Blackboard App:
- Under Organizations on the left column, select Organization Catalog in the top right-hand corner.
- Ensure you are not searching under "Current Organizations."
- Type in Pre-law in the Search Catalog bar and select GO.
- ASC-PL will appear under Organization ID, hover over this ID, and a drop-down arrow will appear.
- Select Enroll and then Submit to self-enroll in the organization.