Advisor Info

The College of Arts and Sciences provides advising and information to all undergraduates interested in pursuing a postgraduate legal education.

Students interested in law have two advisors, an Academic Advisor and a Pre-Law Advisor. For questions regarding course selection necessary to fulfill your major, please contact your Academic Advisor. You can find your Academic Advisor on MyBGSU or by going into your home department office. Students who have not yet declared a major or who seek to change their major should contact an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences Office.

Your Pre-Law Advisor can help you learn more about law school. The Pre-Law Program coordinates informative meetings and hosts guest speakers from regional law school admissions offices. For juniors and seniors starting the law school application process, your Pre-Law Advisor serves as a resource for identifying suitable law school programs, preparing for the LSAT exam, and assembling application materials.

Before you declare a major, your Pre-Law Advisor will be Dr. Jacqueline Sievert [jsievert@bgsu.edu].  Once you declare a major, your major department may have a Pre-Law Advisor (see below).  If your major department does not have a Pre-Law Advisor, Dr. Jacqueline Sievert will continue to be your point of contact for the Pre-Law Program.

Pre-law Advisor for students majoring in English
Dr. Phil Dickinson
pdickin@bgsu.edu
419-372-2576

Pre-law Advisor for students majoring in History
Dr. Amilcar Challu
achallu@bgsu.edu

Pre-law Advisor for students majoring in Philosophy
Dr. Ian Young
iyoung@bgsu.edu
419-372-9365

Pre-law Advisor for students majoring in Psychology
Dr. Mike Zickar
mzickar@bgsu.edu
419-372-9984

Pre-law Advisor for students majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
Dr. Kevin Vallier
kvallie@bgsu.edu
419-372-7221

BGSU Career Center Pre-Law Liason
Heather Golden
goldenh@bgsu.edu
419-372-2356

BGSU Office of Pre Professional Programs
The Office of Pre Professional Programs supports pre-professional undergraduates in pursuit of opportunities for mentorship, provides testing resources, and sponsors various presentations, site visits, and workshop events to enhance the learning experience outside of the classroom in preparation for graduate studies.
 
Clare Spathelf, Assistant Director
Office of Pre-Professional Programs
276 Hayes Hall
(419) 372-8943/(419) 372-0498
dclare@bgsu.edu