Pre-Law Seminar

EDGE Pre-Law Advising

The Creighton EDGE offers pre-law students one-on-one advising to assist in navigating their path to law school, build their application profile and direct them to resources available to them both on-campus and online.

Pre-Law Advising is open to all Creighton undergraduate students interested in exploring a career in the law. Pre-Law Advising can help students with resources, discernment and review requirements for a competitive law school application.

Meet with an Advisor

If you have a pre-law question or if you are deciding if law is right for you, take time to talk with a Pre-Law Advisor in the Creighton EDGE.

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EDGE Pre-Law Instruction

The Creighton EDGE offers Pre-Law Instruction to help a student discern a career in law, provide resources and learning opportunities to enhance their application profile and assist in finding shadowing and mentoring opportunities with practicing attorneys.

Pre-Law Information Community

First Year

The Pre-Law Information Community is an online resource community that interested students can subscribe to and receive current information about events, presentations and clubs on campus. Additionally, the community provides information to students interested in following the 3-3 Pre-Law tracks available in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Heider College of Business.

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PLAW 200 Learning Community

Second Year

This year-long Pre-Law Learning Community offers an opportunity for students interested in law to explore and discern their interest in the legal profession. Topics include panel discussions, guest speakers and tours. PLAW focuses on experiential learning and shadowing with professional students and professionals. Legal-focused service, faith, integrity and professionalism are key components of the Learning Community. Students will begin work on their resumes, cover letters and personal statements to enhance the writing skills that are crucial to building their portfolio for law school.

PLAW 300 Learning Community

Third Year

Students planning to apply to law school will enroll in this year-long Pre-Law Seminar in their Junior year. In this level, students are advised regarding their progress towards a competitive application, and are encouraged to reflect on their decision to pursue law. Preparing the application to law school, advanced personal statement workshops, and requesting letters of recommendation are all important elements. A review and understanding of the LSAC (Law School Admissions Council) process, submission of applications, deadlines, financial integrity and character and fitness are key components of the Learning Community. Students will finalize their application to take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) as they continue their discernment of schools and programs.

Key Components of Pre-Law Seminar

In addition to providing information and resources to prepare for an application to law school, PLAW also encompasses programming and advising to assist students in deciding if this is the best path for them.

EDGE Priorities

Pending the successful completion of the PLAW program, certain considerations will be in place when a student applies to the Creighton University School of Law. These considerations change with each new class of students.

COMPAS Journal

PLAW students are provided an online tool to track their law school application materials with the Creighton Online Medical and Professional Application System (COMPAS) Journal. Students build their application materials through all of PLAW. The COMPAS Journal is modeled after LSAC, the national application service used by major law schools in the country.

Guest Speakers

From current law students to practicing attorneys and experts in the legal field, PLAW gives students the chance to hear from a host of individuals that provide insight into the application process and what to expect in and out of law school.

Professional Communication Seminar

Often the first contact that law schools have with a student is the written word. PLAW provides workshops for students that give particular attention to writing personal statements, resumes and overall writing skills.


Legal Shadowing Opportunities

Observing a professional in his or her place of work is critical for a students who are deciding which direction they will take in their professional careers. Through the PLAW program, students shadow legal professionals based on area of interest and are able to greatly expand their view and knowledge of the profession. Additionally, the Creighton School of Law and the EDGE offer the Creighton Legal Experience, where undergraduate student have an opportunity to shadow a current law student.

Creighton Admit Rates

Creighton Admit Rates vs. National Average

Creighton students are consistently above the national average for admittance to law school.

The Creighton EDGE and the Creighton School of Law work together to ensure our students have the EDGE over other applicants in their pre-professional development.

Regardless of your choice of law program, Creighton students are well prepared.