Prelaw Student Training

1. Getting Started:

  • Meet with the UVU Prelaw Advisor; Appointments: 801.863.6484
  • Read all the materials on the UVU Prelaw Website
  • Choose a major that requires extensive reading and writing
  • Create a personalized plan just for you
  • Organize your time so that you can succeed
  • Participate in the UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club
  • Important Articles to Read about the Current State of the Legal Profession:

Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Decide to Go to Law School

Law School Is Still A Good Idea

Why You Should Not Go to Law School

Law Schools Are in A Death Spiral. Maybe Now They'll Finally Change

Facing Up to the Challenge: It's Time to Prepare Law Students for Their Profession

Visit Legal: Your Travel Guide to the New Legal Landscape

The Leaky Pipeline for Women Entering the Profession

2. Building Academic Skills (The MOST Important Preparation for Law School You Can Make):

3. Start Your Law School Application Now By:

Being a teaching assistant (TA) or research assistant (RA) to a professor

  1. Undergraduate research

Publishing in one of the many UVU undergraduate journals published on campus

  1. The Journal of Student Leadership, SLSS
  2. Foundations, CCS
  3. Youth and the Mountains, Political Science
  4. Warp & Weave, English  
  5. Essais, English
  6. Touchstones, English
  7. Crescat Scientia, History
  8. Intersections, Integrated Studies
  9. JustPeace, Peace & Justice Studies
  10. Beit Lehi Israel Project
  11. Journal of Business Inquiry, Business

Fulfilling at least one internship, one in a legal setting and a second internship in another professional/business setting where you learn another industry

  1. UVU Internship Office
  2. Internships Scholarships
  3. Internships for Credit

Doing community service in organizations or with people that you do not interact with in your regular daily life

  1. Utah Refugee Center
  2. UVU Volunteer & Service Learning Center
  3. United Way, Utah County
  4. Utah CASA
  5. American Red Cross, Utah

Taking PRGL 1000--Introduction to American Legal Systems

  1. UVU Catalog, LEGL Studies

Joining and participating in the UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club

  1. UVU Clubs Page

4. Preparing for the LSAT:

5. Applying to Law Schools:

6. Paying for Law School:

7. Networking NOW:

8. How to Get a Job and Employment Statistics:

9. Other Survival Tools:

10. Useful Links: