Prelaw Preparation

Pre-Law Advising

While not a specific major or track at the University of Kansas, being pre-law indicates your intent to pursue a legal education after graduating from KU. Pre-law students come from nearly every major at KU, and there are no specific prerequisite courses for many graduate legal programs. Students interested in attending an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school are typically required to complete a bachelor's degree, take an admissions exam like the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), and satisfy other admissions criteria. 

KU offers a full-time advisor for students interested in learning more about legal careers, who have questions about law school admissions, or who are interested in preparing for a legal education. While KU does not offer a paralegal or a master of jurisprudence degree program, many KU alumni continue and earn their juris doctor degree through the KU School of Law. 

For more information, visit the pre-law advising page for KU student-specific resources. You can also request that your advisor add a pre-law interest code to receive additional information about being pre-law at KU and resources for making the most of your Jayhawk pre-law journey.