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Office of Pre-Law Advising Plays Pivotal Role in Students’ Path to Law School

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Georgia Southern University’s Office of Pre-Law Advising continues to play a large role in assisting Georgia Southern students on their path to law school.

In the latest LSAT Action Report for the 2014-15 academic year, 80% of Georgia Southern students who applied for law school were accepted by one or more law schools including Cornell Law School, Harvard Law School, University of California-Berkeley, Boston University School of Law, Duke University School of Law, Emory University School of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center.

The acceptance rate has climbed every year since the establishment of the Office of Pre-Law Advising in the 2003-2004 academic year.

In the year prior to the office’s founding, 2002-2003, only 30.9% of Georgia Southern students were accepted into a law school.

For the last seven years, the endowed Judge Faye Sanders Martin Pre-Law Fund enables the Office of Pre-Law Advising to administer four free half-day practice LSAT sessions, furnish students with copies of recent LSAT tests, offer 9 summer SOAR sessions, sponsor a panel of law school admissions officers, and award a $500 Martin-Davis Pre-Law Scholarship.

The Office of Pre-Law Advising has three faculty Advisors: Rebecca Davis, J.D., Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Kathleen Comerford, Ph.D., Department of History, and Maureen Stobb, Ph.D., Department of Political Science.

Davis also recently served as Secretary and Webmaster at the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SAPLA) for the 2015-16 academic year and as the Georgia Chair of the National Association of Women Judges.

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