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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: 

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.

Spartan Success

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
  Union University
American University 
Appalachian School of Law
Arizona State University
Atlanta's John Marshall Law
Ave Maria School of Law
Barry University
Boston College 
Boston University 
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 
Depaul University 
Drexel University 
Emory University 
Florida A&M University 
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida International University
George Washington University 
Georgetown University 
Hofstra University
Howard University 
Inter American University 
Lewis and Clark Law School
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Mercer University
Michigan State University
Mississippi College 
Mitchell Hamline 
New England Law- Boston
New York Law School
Northern Illinois University
Northern Kentucky University
Northwestern University 
Nova Southeastern University
Pace University
Roger Williams University
Seattle University 
Seton Hall University 
SMU Dedman School of Law
South Texas College of Law
St Johns University School
  of Law
St Thomas University 
Stetson University 
Suffolk University 
Syracuse University 
Temple 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
Touro College
University of Maryland 
University of Denver 
University of Detroit Mercy 
University of Louisville 
University of South Carolina 
University of Baltimore 
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Colorado 
University of Connecticut 
University of Florida
University of Maine 
University of Miami 
University Of New Hampshire 
University of Oregon 
University of Pittsburgh 
University of Puerto Rico 
University of Richmond 
University of St. Thomas–Minneapolis
University of The District of Columbia
University of Virginia 
University of Wisconsin
Villanova University
Wake Forest University 
Washington And Lee University
Washington University 
Western Michigan University 
Western New England University 
Western State University
Widener University Delaware Law School 


Jackie Mikulski
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. 

Megan Frain

"The history major and the law, justice and advocacy minor have allowed me to feel both confident and prepared for this next step in my education. Studying history allows students to understand how laws have evolved in response to the times. I’ve also learned to research efficiently, which is essential for law. The minor’s Legal Research and Writing class is preparing me to read cases and analyze information quickly."

— Megan Frain ’21, History major with law, justice and advocacy minor