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The Pre-Law Society has a long standing partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Kathleen Nicolaides, JD, who advises pre-law students.  Prof. Nicolaides is the Director of the new interdisciplinary Legal Studies minor, a Senior lecturer in the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department and has won numerous teaching awards, including the advising lifetime achievement award for her outstanding dedication to Pre-Law students. Before coming to UNC Charlotte, Prof. Nicolaides was a litigator at a large law firm and a federal prosecutor.

Members must first attend a "Law School 101" session and complete an Intake Sheet before scheduling a pre-law advising meeting with Prof. Nicolaides.  Law school 101 is a free orientation on law school admissions, the personal statement, recommendation letters, employment and law-related matters.  See the meetings and events tab on this website for details.  


Useful information

As of January, 2017, the Charlotte School of Law (CSL) is not accepting new students but will remain open this semester.  The news comes after the school was put on two year's probation by the ABA and the U.S. Dept. of Education said that CSL can no longer receive federal loans.  “The ABA repeatedly found that the Charlotte School of Law does not prepare students for participation in the legal profession. Yet CSL continuously misrepresented itself to current and prospective students as hitting the mark,” Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell said in a statement. “CSL’s actions were misleading and dishonest. We can no longer allow them continued access to federal student aid.”

This information will be discussed in detail in the upcoming Law School 101 session put on by Prof. Nicolaides, the pre-law advisor.

www.lsac.org  (The Law School Admissions Council is the administrator of the LSAT.  Offers free and for-fee LSAT prep materials and information about law schools.  This is your go-to site.

www.studentloans.gov  (The US Dept of  Education offers student loan information where you can research various types of available loans and estimate the cost of loan repayment.)

www.lstreports.com  (Law School Transparency is a not for profit with the objectives of making entry to the law profession more transparent, affordable, adn fair.)

Check out the Michigan State Pre-Law Webinar Series, free of charge, at:  www.law.msu.edu/admissions/events.html.  

Go to Top Law School for a free guide to law school information http://www.top-law-schools.com/

LSAT Logic Games free guide: https://7sage.com/logic-game-explanations/

Princeton Review, the official partner of the Pre-Law Society and UNC Charlotte will be hosting our LSAT prep events. You can register here: www.princetonreview.com/partner/uncc

The Pre-Law Society will be hosting free LSAT practice tests administered by professional testing agencies this academic year.


Law School 101:

Dates: Jan 11th, Feb 1st, March 1st, and April 5th

All sessions are from 2 – 3pm, the first. Wednesday of every month, last approximately one hour, and are held in the CJC conference room, 5100 Colvard, near the restrooms.

If you want to meet with the pre-law advisor one on one, you must attend one of these sessions and complete an intake form. General law school information is discussed, as are details about recommendation letters, the personal statement and what is happening with the Charlotte School of Law.