Students contemplating law school after graduation should make an appointment to meet with Dr. Cynthia Cates, the university's prelaw adviser, and to read the Towson University Prelaw Guide.
Dr. Cates will introduce you to the Prelaw Society and offer advice concerning courses of study, preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and other matters pertaining to what you need for your application to law school. In general, he advises students to concentrate on improving their reading, writing, speaking and thinking skills.
The online Towson University Prelaw Guide provides information about preparing for and applying to law school, financial aid and careers.
Towson has an active Prelaw Society, an SGA-affiliated student organization that explores issues related to the theory, study and practice of law. Past meetings of the Prelaw Society have included discussion of LSAT preparation strategies and contemporary legal issues, as well as visits to the United States Supreme Court. The group regularly hosts presentations by law school admissions directors, lawyers and judges. For more information about joining the Prelaw Society, email Dr. Cates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Towson University Prelaw Blog, http://wp.towson.edu/prelawsociety/ , posts essays of commentary and opinion, written and edited by students. Students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to write for the blog.
The blog succeeded the Prelaw Journal, which was printed from 1987 until it was succeeded by the blog in 2015. Past essays have focused on abortion rights, capital punishment, gun control, free speech, and evaluations of internships and how to write a good personal statement for law school. The editor considers pieces of any and all legal or constitutional issues. Writers should prepare them in good English in a lively and opinionated style, running around 1000 words in length. Writers will have a byline.
For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Cates.
Qualified students may apply to the dual-degree program between the University and the University of Baltimore School of Law, http://law.ubalt.edu/. Admission is not automatic but contingent upon acceptance by the University of Baltimore Law School, including review of Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores. Transfer to the UB law program can only take place at the end of a spring term. To qualify for entrance to the dual-degree program, students must fulfill the first three of the standards listed below. To qualify for graduation from Towson University, students must also fulfill the fourth standard.
Subsequent completion of all requirements at the University of Baltimore Law School is necessary in order to earn the J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore. Students interested in this program should contact the TU prelaw adviser, Dr. Cynthia Cates in the Department of Political Science.