Welcome to Pre-Law Advising, a resource offered through the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University. Our Pre-Law track offers a variety of resources to students as they build the skills, focus, and broad-based education that will steer them towards success in law school and in the legal profession. Pre-Law Advisors assist students during the law school application process. The Pre-Law program also offers students opportunities to interact with leading University alumni in the field of law.

“Pre-law" is a term used to describe students who plan to enter law school after graduating from college. You should know that there is rarely if ever a “pre-law" major at any college. When a student is “pre-law", he or she has a major in a specific subject matter area. Common academic majors for students in pre-law include political science, history, philosophy, psychology, and english. A student can choose any major and still go to law school so long as he or she has: 1) taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and 2) maintained a strong overall college GPA. Students interested in attending law school should enroll in courses that will allow them to develop strong writing and critical thinking skills. They should also consider pursuing opportunities to observe a court in session, and to volunteer or work in a law office environment.

If you have any questions about this website or the Pre-Law Advising program at Bowling Green State University, please contact Pre-Law Faculty Advisor Dr. Renee Birnbaum, 419-372-2917, or

Updated: 06/15/2020 12:35PM