Welcome to Brown's Law Careers Advising!
Brown offers a wealth of guidance and support to students and alumni interested in the study and practice of law. One-on-one advising is available with our team of 2 academic deans and a faculty member. We support and organize events and programs about the application process, legal education, and law careers. Our main office is in the Pre-Professional Advising Center on the Ground Level the Hemisphere Building at 167 Angell Street (the building housing CareerLAB). We ordinarily also hold open hours in University Hall, and the Watson Institute. Since March 2020 all of our drop-in hours and appointments are conducted through Zoom. Explore our website, use our reference library and visit us in open hours. We look forward to speaking with you about your interests in law school and the profession.
If you are new to the idea of pursuing education and careers in law the Fields of Law, Law Education and Degrees, and Resources sections of this website would be a great place to start. As you look for students with similar interests, you can connect with the vibrant community of student-led organizations at Brown, including Student Groups focused on law and advocacy.
At any stage of your studies and exploration of the pre-law path, we encourage you to engage with your peers at Brown, tune in to or attend the many Events and Programs we coordinate, and Connect with an Advisor.
If you are gearing up for the application process, the Preparing for Law School, When to Apply, Resources, Admission Statistics, FAQ and Covid-19 FAQ pages cover the application process, plentiful details about all of its components, and the dynamics of the pandemic year.
During the early summer before matriculating to law school many admission offices ask applicants to have a Dean Certification completed.