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Talk to a Pre-Law Adviser

UMass Lowell offers specialized advising for students who are interested in law school. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a Pre-Law adviser as soon as they develop an interest in law school in addition to working with an adviser in their major.

The Pre-Law Adviser provides information and guidance on:

  • Deciding whether law school is the right choice
  • Planning a course of study
  • Securing an internship
  • Law school selection
  • Preparing for the LSAT
  • Applying to law school

The Pre-Law FAQ may answer some of your questions, for more information, please contact the UMass Lowell and Law School Admission Council Pre-Law Adviser:

Francis T. Talty, Ph.D., J.D.
FAHSS Dean's Office
820 Broadway Street 
Lowell, MA  01854
Phone:  978-934-4328
Francis_Talty@uml.edu

Students may also contact the Legal Studies Co-Director and LSAC Pre-Law Adviser:

Walter Toomey, J.D.
Dugan Hall, Room 205W
883 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA  01854
Phone:  978-934-2765
Walter_Toomey@uml.edu

UMass Lowell is also home to the Pre-Law Society, a student organization that provides a forum for discussing topics related to the law and pursuing a career in law.

Earn J.D. in 6 Years

3 Plus 3 Program

UMASS Faculty

The University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a joint program with the University of Massachusetts School of Law, a fully accredited American Bar Association program located in Dartmouth, Mass. The joint program offers an opportunity for qualifying undergraduates to earn a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor degree in six rather than seven years. Students interested in the program are encouraged to make their interest known to an advisor in their first year at UMass Lowell to ensure proper advisement in meeting the eligibility requirements for accelerated admission to the law school.