About the Program

A message from our Pre-Law advisors, Tanya Higuera and Miguel Moran-Lanier:

Law is a complex, competitive field that remains a popular career option among students at UCSB. If you are attracted to the law profession, we welcome you to the challenge! UCSB’s Pre-Law Advising program is designed to help students like you in planning a path to law school.

If you are interested in pursuing law, we encourage you to do the following:

  1. Call (805) 893-2038 to schedule a pre-law appointment. This type of consultation is appropriate if you have in-depth questions, need help in preparing for law school admissions, and/or want to develop an individualized academic plan. For more urgent or brief questions, visit the College Advising Office (1117 Cheadle Hall) for a Drop-in appointment, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 1:00–3:30 p.m. Alumni or students away from the area can call the number above during drop-in hours for a phone-in appointment.
  2. Review the Official Guide to US Law Schools.
  3. Talk to people who have a connection to the legal profession. Be prepared to hear about the advantages as well as the disadvantages.
  4. Consider visiting Career Services office, which is another helpful resource for students exploring law. There, a career advisor with a focus on law can assist you in exploring the legal profession and assessing whether or not the field is fitting to your strengths and preferences.
  5. Finally, please take the time to explore our website.  Whether you already have begun the law school application process or you are in the first stages of considering the law profession, I am confident that you will find some helpful information.

We look forward to meeting with you, answering your questions, and providing guidance as you consider a career in law!


Tanya Higuera & Miguel Morán-Lanier

Application Process

While not particularly complicated, the process of applying to law school can be very time-consuming. The following will help guide you through the process: Law  Application Process