• Academic Advising

  • Welcome to YU Pre-Law Advising

     Website 1

    It's never too early to start thinking about applying to law school. The Office of Pre-Law Advisement provides one-on-one guidance to students (and alumni) from the time they begin to consider a career in the law until they matriculate in law school. Students are encouraged to meet with the pre-law adviser at least once per semester to map out their courses, learn of internship opportunities and in their later years, draft their personal statements and complete their law school applications. 

    The Pre-Law Office also provides information about Pre-Law Internships, volunteer opportunities and Pre-Law events.   

    Dina Chelst, Esq.
    500 West 185th Street
    Furst Hall, Room110 
    646.592.4427 (phone) 

    Upcoming Events  

    For September/October 2015

    For more upcoming events, visit the Events page.

     Reviewing a Redacted Law School Application 
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 5:45pm, in Furst Hall, Room 205
    With Admission Officers from Drexel, Fordham and Seton Hall Law Schools

     Constitution Day:  How Reporters Protect Informants and Information 
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5:45pm, in Furst Hall, Room 535
    With Reporter Ed Hammond of the Financial Times and Bloomberg LP

     Cardozo Law School: Private Tour & Information Session 
    Friday, October 9, 2015, at Cardozo Law School
    With Admission Officers and Professors from Cardozo

     A Visit with Harvard Law School 
    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 5:45pm, Belfer Hall, Room 1214
    With a Harvard Law School Admission Officer 

    Thinking of Applying to Law School in Fall 2015? 


     Website 2

    Dear Students and Alumni,  

    If you are applying or thinking of applying to law school in Fall of 2015, it is time to start getting your material together.  At this time, you should be taking the following steps:  

    1. Send me an email with: 

    your name;

    YU/Stern ID #;

    any LSAT scores you have (including cancellations);

    a list of schools you are considering;

    the names of at least 2 recommenders (preferably professors); and

    your resume.

    2.  Make an appointment to see me through the Advising Web Site.  If none of the times on the site work with your schedule, email me and we'll work out at time. 

    3.  Start thinking about a topic for your personal statement. 

    4.  Make sure you have a summer internship/opportunity lined up. 

    5.  Contact me with any questions or concerns. 

    I look forward to working with you.   

    Ms. Chelst



Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033

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