Planning for Law School

Pre-Law COVID FAQs for Academic Year 2020-2021

During the academic year 2020-21, your Pre-law advisors are available for zoom and phone appointments to discuss your plans to attend law school. Advisors are listed in the left pane of this page. To make an appointment, just click the "make an appointment" link by the advisor's profile.

In this FAQ section, we will post updates on COVID-19 topics of interest to pre-law students and helpful links.


There is no "pre-law" track at Stanford. Law schools welcome all majors, so seek courses/majors that you find intellectually exciting. As long as your major requires you to write well and to develop critical thinking skills, you can become a strong applicant.

Pre-Law Academic Advising at Stanford

Kathy Wright, the Stanford Pre-law advisor (located in Academic Advising on the first floor in Sweet Hall) is available to provide information and advice in response to your pre-law advising inquiries at any point in your undergraduate career and throughout the application process. 

Pre-law advising resources include one-on-one appointments, law-related programming, informational visits from law school deans of admission, group advising, personal statement review, strategies for preparing for the LSAT, choosing where to apply, advice on when to apply, taking a gap year, etc.

All Pre-law academic advising services are available to current students and alumni only.


Current students and alumni may make an appointment online at: and

Personal Statement Review

During the summer, we advise you to draft your personal statement, update your resume, ask your advisors to file letters of recommendation, and send in your transcripts. If you would like feedback on your personal statement or other documents, please make an appointment to discuss a draft with a pre-law advisor.

The pre-law advisor at Stanford is not able to review documents from students/alumni from schools other than Stanford University.

Email Advice

Current students and alumni may send questions or concerns to:

Up-To-Date Announcements

Join the Joint Pre-law email list to receive program announcements at. 

Law Programming

We offer programs each quarter that aim to help students make informed decisions about deciding to go to law school, applying to law school, and programs featuring alumni with advice and insight into law school and the profession.

Spring 2021 Programming

We are pleased to announce our Spring programs for pre-law students. While some of these programs are geared toward students applying to law school in Autumn 2021, all pre-law students are encouraged to attend to better prepare for the admissions process!