CU Legal Experience


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The CU Legal Experience has enriched the lives of Creighton pre-law students with shadowing and mentoring opportunities across the range of legal practice.

Share your Experience

The CU Legal Experience engages with the Creighton legal community to share knowledge with a pre-law student. Shadowing experiences are invaluable and help students discern a vocation in law.

If you wish to share your experience with a Creighton student, please register for the program. Once registered you will be contacted based on your profile and student interest.

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In collaboration with the Creighton University School of Law Alumni Advisory Board and our alumni network, we provide our students with the educational background and co-curricular experiences necessary for the law school application process. The program is administered through the PLAW Seminar.


The Purpose of Shadowing

The CU Legal Experience is designed to give alumni of Creighton’s School of Law the opportunity to be represented in our database so that we can refer serious pre-law students to them for potential shadowing experiences. Our goal is to educate and encourage students to observe legal professionals in a field of personal interest.


The Impact of Shadowing

Even though my aunt is an attorney, I would not have known what an actual job in healthcare law entails without walking in an attorney’s shoes for a day. My liberal arts Jesuit education has taught me to pursue my passions first, and then find a career that allows me to make an impact on the world around me. The experience really clicked with me, as I could see myself working in that field. It solidified my decision to apply to law school, and I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity.

Veronica – Class of 2014

My experience with the EDGE Program has been nothing but positive. I have gained not only practical advice from knowledgeable mentors, but also valuable shadowing experiences, which have aided me in making informed decisions about my future. I consider myself fortunate to have such a fantastic Learning Community on campus and encouraged by the prospect of its growth. I could not recommend it more.

Adam – Class of 2014


About the PLAW Education Seminar

In keeping with our Jesuit mission, values and tradition, Creighton University offers a formal pre-law education program for undergraduate students through the PLAW Seminar. The five-semester series of weekly seminars and other activities is designed to strengthen the candidacy of Creighton students as they prepare for the law school application process. Discernment of a vocation in law is an integral part of this experience. Learn More about the PLAW Education Seminar.

Be part of the experience

Share your experience with an aspiring professional. Register today for the CU Legal Experience through the Creighton EDGE.

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Questions? Contact Jeff Zelda at jeffzelda@creighton.edu.