Unlike premedical programs, which are quite specific and virtually obligatory for medical school candidates, pre law "curriculum" is largely a myth.

While no particular curriculum path is the ideal route to law school, Simmons' strong academic programs, small classes, and extensive opportunities for student/professor interaction and independent learning are an ideal preparation.

A student who is considering law school after graduation should register with the prelaw advisor as soon as possible using the online registration form below. At some point, she should make an appointment with the advisor to discuss specific interests and plans.

The prelaw advisor organizes extra-curricular activities of interest to prelaw students: lectures, meetings with lawyers who are Simmons alumnae, and field studies or internships related to law. The advisor is also available to help with the application process.

Pre-Law Program Registration

Articulation Agreements

New England Law | Boston

Simmons University has an articulation agreement with New England Law | Boston that guarantees students admissions to law school as long as they meet the stated admissions criteria. Students will also receive a scholarship of at least $10,000 for the first year at New England Law, renewable for the student's remaining years at the law school if the student maintains a specified cumulative grade point average.

Admissions Criteria:

  • Hold a BA, BS, or comparable degree awarded within three years of the date of the student's entry into the law school or be working towards such a degree to be awarded prior to the student's participation in the law school's orientation program.
  • Have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, as calculated by the LSAC, at the time of application to New England Law
  • Have a score of at least 150 on an LSAT exam taken no more than 5 years prior to the time of application to New England Law
  • Include at least one letter of recommendation from a pre-law advisor or faculty member with their law school application
  • Apply to New England Law through the normal application procedure, meeting all application deadlines and all requirements for admission, including those related to character and fitness

Recommended Reading

The following recommended reading list has been compiled for prospective law students by staff at the University of Dayton School of Law. This list provides an introductory sampling of publications which may be of interest to those individuals who are giving through to entering law school. Copies of some of these recommended readings can be found in the Pre-Law Program's resource library located in the Center for Student Success (CSS).

  • The Nature of the Judicial Process
  • Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education And Black America's Struggle for Equality
  • The Bramble Bush: Our Law and Its Study
  • Gideon's Trumpet
  • Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention
    In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
  • The Supreme Court
  • Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom
  • John Marshall: A Life in Law
  • Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All
  • A Season for Justice: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees
  • Barron's Guide to Law Schools
    From Here to Attorney: The Ultimate Guide to Excelling in law School and Launching Your Legal Career
  • Learning the Law: Success in Law School and Beyond
  • The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools
  • One L: An Inside Account of Life in the First Year of Harvard Law School
  • The official LSAT PrepTest
  • The Official LSAT PrepKit: The Official LSAT PrepBook
  • Law School Admission Council
  • LSAT: Law School Admission Test

We have a variety of law books available at the Simmons University Library, including: 

  • Alumni/ae in Action
  • Career in Law
  • Choosing a Career in Law
  • Full Disclosure: Do You Really Want to Be a Lawyer?
  • How to Land Your First Paralegal Job
  • Paralegal: An Insider's Guide to the Fastest-Growing Occupation of the 1990
  • Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health and Law
  • Women in Law
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Kristina Pechulis

Adjunct Faculty and Director of Pre-Law Advising

Office of Undergraduate Advising

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