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Career Planning - Law School Advising

Your Path to Law School Begins Here.

Pre Law

Choosing to go to law school can be a daunting process. Bowdoin Career Planning makes it easier through the Legal Studies Advisory Group (LSAG). LSAG can help you decide if a legal career is right for you, and what steps to take to gain admittance to the school of your choice. Through its rigorous curricular offerings, Bowdoin has a distinguished record of preparing students for law schools throughout the country. Bowdoin graduates are well represented among the ranks of law students nationwide.

View a list of law schools where Bowdoin graduates are enrolled

The LSAG is comprised of: Sherry Mason, Pre-Law Advisor in Bowdoin Career Planning; Richard Morgan and Allen Springer from the Department of Government and Legal Studies; and George Isaacson, Esq., an alumnus in private practice who also teaches law courses at Bowdoin; Jim Adolf, Associate Director of Stewardship, a Columbia Law School graduate and former government attorney, and Leana Amaez, Associate Dean of Multicultural Student Programs, who attended Cardozo School of Law and worked as a public defender in the Bronx. Members of this group are available to students and Bowdoin graduates for advice on targeting schools of interest, taking the LSAT, writing personal statements, obtaining letters of recommendation, securing financial aid, and making other important decisions involved in the pursuit of a legal education and career.

Bowdoin is affiliated with the Northeast Association for Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA), which keeps its members informed about trends in the admissions process and the legal profession. The Legal Studies Advisory Group is also invited to participate in site visits to law schools throughout the country each year.