Welcome to YU Pre-law Advising
Welcome to Pre-law at YU. Over the past two years, more than 70 students have applied to law school through this office and all of them (100%) have been accepted to law school! (The national acceptance rate is 77.6%.) If law school is in your future, YU’s Office of Pre-law Advisement looks forward to working with you.
It is 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 law until they matriculate to law school. Students are encouraged to meet with the Pre Law Advisor at least once each semester to map out courses and learn of internship and volunteer opportunities and students and alumni are always welcome to meet with the Advisor to work on the components of their law school applications.
Students and alumni are also invited to attend a variety of pre-law seminars, workshops, panels and events including: Constitution Day, Friday, September 16, 2016, with guest speaker Luis Miranda, Jr., a noted political consultant with a background in NYC politics (yes, the father of Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame), meetings with law school admission officers, information sessions about preparing for law school and law school applications, networking events and interactive panels with lawyers, talks about practicing law in Israel and participating in or watching our annual Langfan Family Constitutional Oratorical Competition.
Please stop by and introduce yourself!
Dina Chelst, Esq.
2017 LANGFAN FAMILY UNDERGRADUATE CONSTITUTIONAL ORATORY COMPETITION
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S WINNERS
1st Place – Tzivya Beck
2nd Place – Sheer Dadon
3rd Place – Shaina Hourizadeh & Tova Wolovitz-Pfeffer
1st Place – Yair Strachman
2nd Place – Avi Strauss
3rd Place – Ari Tepler
Special Thanks to this year's judges:
Dina Chelst, Esq. Director of Pre Law and Pre-Engineering, Yeshiva University
David Danesh, Esq. Law Clerk, Tax Advisory Goldman Sachs
Fredric M. Sugarman, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Yeshiva College
The Hon. Michael Wildes, Esq., Managing Partner, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.
This year's topic:
THE FOURTH AMENDMENT’S PROHIBITION ON UNJUSTIFIED DEADLY FORCE:
Should the Supreme Court apply a formalist or a functionalist analysis in determining the extraterritorial application of the Fourth Amendment?
Special gratitude to the Langfan Family for their continued support.
IMPORTANT: If you would like to request a transcript for the LSAC, please request a paper copy of your transcript (DO NOT request an electronic copy -- on the “Personal Information” page of the transcript request, choose NO when asked whether you are ordering an electronic transcript). Make sure to attach your LSAC Transcript Request Form to your transcript request.
Here is the link to the Registrar’s page to request a transcript: http://www.yu.edu/transcript/
Thinking of Applying to Law School in Fall 2017 or 2018?
Dear Students and Alumni,
If you are applying or thinking of applying to law school in Fall of 2017 or 2018, 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)
- your resume.
2. Make an appointment through the Academic 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 us with any questions or concerns.
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