Help K-State students achieve their goals — from promoting equality to defining public policy to seeking justice through the legal system. Pre-law advising is an important step in equipping K-Staters to change the world.
Building the pathway
K-State’s pre-law advising program serves more than 300 students each year from a spectrum of majors: architecture, chemical engineering, political science, English and more. More than 60 K-Staters are admitted to law schools each year, and approximately 25% stay in Kansas.
An open and shut case
Quality pre-law advising gives K-Staters a leg up. They have stronger law school applications, a better grasp of legal career options and a clearer sense of their personal motivations.
K-State’s pre-law students access exceptional experiences:
- Speakers on topics such as intellectual property, international space law, labor and employment law, internships and environmental litigation. The presenters are current justices, lawyers and professors
- Law school networking opportunities
- LSAT preparation
- K-State’s mock trial team and joint events with the University of Kansas’ mock law class
- Constitution Day events including professional panels with alumni, regional lawyers and Kansas judges
- Preview trips to KU and Washburn law schools, to the Kansas Supreme Court to observe active cases, and to regional law firms
- Hands-on legal service projects like Clean Slate Day, an expungement clinic coordinated by local attorneys
- Alumni mentoring
Supports guest speakers, student and advisor travel for law school visits and materials for LSAT preparation.
Supports a trip to Washington, D.C., and trips that emphasize legal opportunities in rural and urban Kansas.