EDGE Pre-Law Advising
The Creighton EDGE provides you with one-on-one Pre-Law Advising that will assist you in gaining background knowledge of the law, as well as of the legal profession and the myriad of career opportunities it offers.
Pre-Law Advising can help you discern a career in law, provide resources and learning opportunities to enhance your application profile, and find shadowing and mentoring opportunities with members of the legal profession.
Faculty Pre-Law Advisors
Faculty pre-law advisors teach in a wide array of disciplines in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Heider College of Business.
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 Learning Communities
Our Pre-Law Learning Communities provide information that strengthens your knowledge of the field of law, and assists in determining if it is the best option for you. Panel discussions, guest speakers and presentations about law school and the legal profession are all part of the program. In addition, the Pre-Law Learning Communities engage with Creighton University School of Law, its alumni advisory board and our alumni network for the benefit of our students.
These opportunities are open to all Creighton undergraduate students interested in exploring a law or law-related career.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 students have an opportunity to shadow a current law student.
CLE-Creighton Legal Experience
The Creighton Legal Experience offers pre-professional students interested in law the opportunity to shadow a current law school student. The experience is hosted in conjunction with the Creighton Law Ambassadors, a volunteer student organization that assists the School of Law with admissions and prospective student events. The purpose of the organization is to foster the environment both within and outside the Creighton School of Law community. The Law Ambassadors are available to share their law school experience with prospective law students.
PLAW students are provided with guidance in navigating the application process to law school. Workshops are conducted on utilizing the law school centralized application service, obtaining letters of recommendation, and writing personal statements.
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.