UMD Pre-Law is a collection of resources
for UMD students who are interested in
becoming lawyers or who are applying to law

While there is no specific Pre-Law academic
major offered at UMD, there are several
courses offered that might help you to decide
whether the law is for you and that may help
to prepare you for law school.

In addition to reviewing the information
provided on this website, you may also want
to contact some of the people at UMD who
can answer you questions. Your main UMD
contacts are:

1. Pre-Law Advisors at UMD.
2. UMD Career Services.


Applying to law school need not be an onerous or intimidating affair. The process is fairly straightforward, so long as you know what you're doing. This website is designed to be an entryway to the most important steps you'll need to take along the way.

Please contact us if you have questions that are not answered by the website.

Joseph Staats, Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science

"The profession of the law is the only aristocratic element that can be amalgamated without violence with the natural elements of democracy and be advantageously and permanently combined with them." - Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835



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