UMass Lowell offers specialized advising for students who are interested in law school. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a Pre-Law advisor as soon as they develop an interest in law school in addition to working with an advisor in their major.
The Pre-Law Advisor provides information and guidance on:
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 Advisor:
David McCauley, J.D.
School of Criminology & Justice Studies
Health & Social Sciences Bldg., Room 491
13 Wilder Street
Students may also contact the Legal Studies Co-Director and LSAC Pre-Law Advisor:
Walter Toomey, J.D.
Dugan Hall, Room 205W
883 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA 01854
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.
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.