During this five-semester seminar, PLAW will not only provide the information necessary to strengthen the student’s candidacy for successful application to law school, but will work to ensure that this is the best option for the student. Panel discussions, guest speakers and presentations about trends in the legal profession are all part of the program. The seminar will cover all aspects of pre-professional preparation for law school, including the application process and writing skills.
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.
Program of Study
The Pre-Law Education Seminar at Creighton University is a three-year, five-semester program. PLAW is tiered to build across each semester starting with PLAW 102 in the Spring semester of the freshman year and concluding with PLAW 302 in the Spring semester of the junior year. Any Creighton student interested in law school are encouraged to register for the seminar.
Key Components of the Pre-Law Education 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.
Pending the successful completion of all five semesters 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.
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 five semesters of PLAW. The COMPAS Journal is modeled after LSAC, the national application service used by major law schools in the country.
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.
|Registrar Number||Course Name||Meeting Time||Location|
|2015 Spring Semester|
|13131||PLAW 102||Wednesday 2:00-3:15 PM||Rigge Science 120|
|13132||PLAW 202||Wednesday 2:00-3:15 PM||Rigge Science 120|