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Pre-Law Advising Welcome

law scaleWelcome to Pre-Law Advising! This site provides basic information about exploring legal careers and applying to law school. If you are considering law school, I encourage you to meet with me, review this website, and take advantage of the many opportunities available through Hunter's Pre-Law Program. While you are here, GET STARTED below by registering with the office and signing up to receive information about upcoming events and opportunities.


How can the Pre-Law Advisory Office help you?

Using my legal background and expertise in law school admissions, I provide the following information and services for students and alumni:

  • Information about law school and the legal profession, including how to resesarch legal careers
  • Advice on course selection and preparation for law school
  • Insight on applying to law-related internships and how to prepare for the interview process
  • Guidance on the law school application process, including school selection, extensive review of resumes and personal statements through serial drafting, and framing your application -- Hunter's law school application consultant.
  • Referral to activities, programs, and resources at Hunter and beyond that will increase knowledge of the legal profession and of the law school admissions process
  • Advocacy for students interested in the legal profession

Whether you are a freshman, a recent alum, or have been out of school for years and are considering law as a second career, please contact me. For appointments, call (212) 772-4882; generally it is most productive to schedule time so we can give your concerns the attention they deserve. To reach me directly with a quick question, please call (212) 772-4889 or send a brief e-mail. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your career plans.

If at any time you have difficulty in scheduling a meeting when speaking with the appointment desk, please send me an e-mail directly (including your phone number) and we will find a time that works for you. For time sensitive matters, please do include an "!" in your e-mail status.

In the meantime, get started exploring your law school interest:

  • Check out this website! While you are on this page you can:
    1. Register with the Pre-Law Advisory Office.
    2. Subscribe to the Pre-Law Listserv to receive updates about opportunities and programs of interest to you. From, select "Click here to view or search online list archives". Scroll down and click on PRELAW-L, then follow the link to subscribe.
    3. Download the Pre-Law handbook.
    4. Review Upcoming Events and put them on your calendar.
  • Afterward, you might want to contact our student club, the Hunter Pre-Law Society, on Facebook. The club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Thomas Hunter 311 during Dean's Hours, starting at 1:15 p.m.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Elise B. Jaffe
Director of Pre-Law Programs & Pre-Law Advisor
Appointments: 212-772-4882
Direct: 212-772-4889

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