Pre-Law Institute

Welcome to the Pre-Law Institute!

Are you thinking about going to law school? As part of the Office of Student Professional Advancement, the Pre-Law Institute will work with you to help you:

  • Consider whether you would like to be a lawyer and attend law school
  • Explore different legal career paths
  • Think about lawyers roles as advocates for justice
  • Prepare for the LSAT, draft a law school personal statement, enhance your resume, and submit your law school applications 
  • Network with law schools, lawyers and law students 
  • Apply for law school scholarship opportunities
  • Get ready for the academic rigors of law school

You do not need to "join" the Pre-Law Institute; our programs and services are available to all John Jay students and alumni.

To get started, please take a look at our programs. We offer a variety throughout the year.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to stay updated on our programs and/or speak with a pre-law advisor about law school and your plans, please email us at We are available to assist you via phone, Zoom and email.