Contact information

CLA Pre-Law Advisor: Clara Martinez


Phone: 541-737-0561



  • October 2023 LSAT: LSAC has been noticing a high volume of test takers and noticing some longer waits in the scheduling queue. To help reduce wait times, LSAC will be doing a staggered schedule for October LSAT sign ups. For the schedule and more details, please visit their website
  • INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Dessert & Saul Law, LLC are looking for interns to join them at their downtown Albany office. Students who are interested in law and want to observe behind the scenes are encouraged to apply. Both attorneys are alums of OSU and each have a specific focus. Dessert practices in civil matters and Saul practices in family law. 
    • To apply, please email your resume to Sarah Saul at 
  • September 27 - October 6th: No pre-law appointments will be offered to help support CLA students with Fall advising questions.
  • Early application: If you are planning to apply to law schools in October or November, please make sure to book your appointment in advance. Students will be asked to schedule their appointment one week in advance and must have their document ready for review.
  • Stop by the Bexell Lounge (214 Bexell) to grab an AccessLex Paying for Law School booklet and a PreLaw Magazine. The Fall back to school edition for PreLaw Magazine is now available! 


Pre-Law Advising Services

CLA students will have the opportunity to meet with the pre-law advisor to discuss exploring law and/or law schools, the process of applying to law schools, and resources available to pre-law students.

Pre-law advising is not offered via drop-in advising. Students must schedule an appointment. Please see below for the types of pre-law advising appointments available to students.

  • Location types: Both in-person and Zoom are available
  • Pre-law advising appointment: Students can select this if they have any general questions regarding exploring law, the application process, LSAT, etc.
  • Pre-law Application Document Review: Students who are applying and have a completed draft of their document can use this service. Students will need to send their documents in advance for review and the appointment will focus on feedback. Please double check you received the confirmation email as it will contain specific instructions and deadlines to submitting your documents for review.

The following is not covered through pre-law advising and you are encouraged to connect with Career Services.

  • Resume review
  • Mock interviews
  • Pursuing another career interest outside of law


How to make an appointment:

  • By phone - Call 541-737-0561 and share which pre-law appointment type you need.
  • Self-scheduling - Please visit my bookings link. You will have the options of in-person and zoom appointments. Please book the appointment only using the pre-law options.
    • The following days there will be no advising availability: September 27 - October 6th, October 13th, 16th, and 27th. 
    • Appointment availability is currently viewable through October 20th.


Common FAQs

The university does not have any of those three options, but in a pre-law advising appointment we can discuss how you can incorporate your law interests into your studies.

Law schools do not require students to be a specific major to apply. I encourage you to select a major you will excel in.

Law schools do not have prerequisite course you need to take.

Some law schools have additional application requirements, but the schools will always ask for a personal statement, all college level transcripts, 1-2 letters of recommendation, resume, and your LSAT score.