Pre-Law advising is available to all Rice undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in law school. Admission to law school is based primarily on undergraduate grade point average as well as the score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), but the quality of a student’s experiences and accomplishments and recommendations are also significant components of a law school application. An OAA advisor can assist you as you make important decisions about your path.

Rice University does not offer a pre-law major or minor. We encourage students to take full advantage of the inherent flexibility, breadth, and depth of the Rice curriculum in order to develop traits that are necessary for a potential career in law: strong critical and analytical skills; the ability to think, write, and speak clearly and effectively; and a mature understanding of moral and ethical issues.

The OAA sponsors programs and distributes information to students throughout the year to all students considering careers in law. All pre-law students are invited and encouraged to join Rice Pre-Law Society, which offers a variety of programs and activities. Request to join their Facebook group here and sign up here to be added to their Listserv.

Current Rice students and Rice alumni may join our Pre-Law newsletter mailing list. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email with your First Name, Last Name, Email and Graduation Date. This newsletter communicates updates and events for students interested in pursuing a career in the legal field.

Fall 2021 Events

  • Pre-Law 101 │ Thursday, August 26th 7-8:30 PM Central │ Recording Here │Presentation Slides Here
  • Pre-Law 301 │ Thursday, August 26th 7-8:30 PM Central │ Recording & Slides Coming Soon
  • Law School Personal Statement Workshop │ Thursday, September 16th 12 PM CT │ Register | Facebook Event | OwlNest
  • University of Texas at Austin Law Information Session │ Thursday, September 23rd 6:30 PM CT │ Register | Facebook Event | OwlNest
  • Georgetown Law Information Session │ Monday, October 18th 12 PM CT │ Zoom | Facebook Event | OwlNest
  • Law School Interview Virtual Workshop │ Wednesday, October 27th 12 PM CT │ Register | Facebook Event | OwlNest

Office | Ley Student Center, Suite 132

Click here to schedule an appointment with an OAA advisor.

Phone | 713.348.4060, 713.348.2637

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