Pre-Law Advising

Undergraduate Career Services, part of the Center for Career Development located on the 5th Floor of Duncan Student Center, provides advising to all Notre Dame students considering careers in law. In addition to its website, that office sponsors helpful programming throughout the year, both for seniors applying to law school and students discerning their career paths.  Please refer to the Undergraduate Career Services website for answers to many of your law school questions.

Additionally, Notre Dame's Pre-Law Student Board offers a robust range of resources and activities, such as workshops on the law school application process and opportunities to attend a class at Notre Dame Law School and meet individually with an NDLS student.  View those resources and sign up to be part of the ND Pre-Law Community at  

In addition, Professor Tonia Murphy serves as a dedicated Pre-Law advisor for the Mendoza College of Business. Professor Murphy advises current Mendoza students who may be interested in law school, with a goal of helping them make informed decisions. She can provide individual guidance on:

  • whether law school is the right choice for you;
  • what class choices will prepare you to be a competitive candidate and successful law student;
  • the LSAT and application process;
  • selecting the right law school;
  • succeeding in law school; and
  • law careers


Appointments are available upon request. So that you are prepared to discuss your interests and plans, before meeting with Professor Murphy, you are required first to complete and submit the Mendoza Pre-Law Advising Information Sheet (available here) to

Mendoza Pre-Law List

Subscribe to the Mendoza Pre-Law Advising List to receive announcements and other helpful information.  To join the group, send a blank email to

Law School Admissions

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) administers the LSAT and law school admissions process.  The LSAT is now offered nine times per year, in digital format.  Visit for LSAT test dates and registration information.  The LSAC site also has links to free Khan Academy test preparation materials, as well as to commercial test prep services offered by Kaplan, PowerScore, TestMax, and other companies.  

Helpful Links for information about law school, career opportunities, and diversity initiatives.

U.S. News Law School Rankings

Boston College On-line Law School Locater Financial Aid Information and Tools

American Bar Association on Preparation for Law School

Types of Law Practice

I Am the Law Podcast on Law Jobs

Recent statistics on law graduate employment and salaries

American Bar Association statistics on law school enrollment and placement 

Food for Thought: Law and Law School in the News

Wall Street Journal:  "To Kill or Not to Kill All the Lawyers:  That Is the Question"

ABA Journal: "Getting in the Way: It's a Lawyer's Job to Do Right and Deter Wrong"

New York Times: "Is Law School a Losing Game?"

U.S. News: "See the Price, Payoff of Law School Before Enrolling"

University of Michigan Law Quad Notes: "A Window on the Value of a Legal Education"

Volokh Conspiracy: "Law School Admissions and the Wisdom of Crowds"

U.S. News: "Why Work Experience Matters for Law School Applicants"

ABA Journal: "If You Had a Do-Over, Which Classes Would You Take or Spend More Time on in Law School?"  



  • Last Updated July 2, 2021