• Academic Advising

  • Welcome to YU Pre-Law Advising


    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) 

    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/ 


    Spring 2016 Semester Events 

    Thank you to the Langfan Family for their continued support of our students. 
    Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
    Location: Wilf Campus, Furst Hall Room 535 

    This year's topic: 
    PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE POWERS: Can the President Legislate Immigration Policy by Himself?   
    2016 Langfan Photo 1 2016 Langfan Photo 2 

    Congratulations to this year's Langfan Constitutional Oratorical Competition Winners!

    Women's Winners:

    1st Place - Tzivya Beck 

    2nd Place - Liora Posin 

    3rd Place - Sheer Dadon

    Men's Winners

    1st Place - Eliyahu Balsam

    2nd Place - Marc (Mordy) Dubin

    3rd Place - Joshua Skootsky & Ari Tepler

    Thank you to the esteemed panel of judges for their unique insights and for the time they commit to our students:

    Hon. Michael Wildes, Esq., Managing Partner, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. & Professor at Cardozo Law School

    Rabbi Shalom Carmy, Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Bible, Yeshiva College

    Professor Eliezer Schnall, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, Yeshiva College



    Thinking of Applying to Law School in Fall 2016 or 2017? 



    Dear Students and Alumni,  

    If you are applying or thinking of applying to law school in Fall of 2016 or 2017, 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 to see me 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 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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