Pre-Law Seminar

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.

Pre-Law Advisors

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.

Make an Appointment

Use your NetID and Blue Password to log in.

  • Click the SERVICES tab in the upper left corner
  • Under Pre-Professional Advising, click Schedule an Appointment
  • Use the calendar to see a list of available appointments by day
  • Click on a time that fits your schedule, enter the required info and click Schedule!

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.

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 are introduced to the “Creighton Online Medical and Professional Application System,” or COMPAS, an online tool available for building and recording their accomplishments. Students will begin work on their resumes and personal statements to build their portfolio for law school.

PLAW 300 Seminar

Third Year

Students planning to apply to law school will enroll in this year-long Pre-Law Seminar in their Junior year or in the year of application. In this level, students are advised regarding their progress towards a competitive application, and are encouraged to reflect on their decision to pursue law. Discernment opportunities continue with panel discussions and guest speakers. 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, and character and fitness are key components of the Seminar. 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 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.

Application Workshops

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.