Law School

The Pre-Law Advisor

David Hayes, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics, is the designated pre-law adviser. He will meet with students individually at any time. His office is in Stuart Hall 214. e-mail: (anyone interested in being added to the Pre-Law email list contact David directly), phone number: 319-399-8714.

Career Services Resources

Career Services has the latest LSAT & LSDAS registration and information booklets available in our office. If you have questions regarding your application or personnel statement Career Services can assist. There are also a number of library resources handy for the student exploring law programs such as the The Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and LSAT practice exam books from Kaplan and Princeton Review.

Web Resources

  • Law School Admission Council
    Almost all ABA-approved law schools and several non-ABA-approved schools require that their applicants register for the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). The LSDAS prepares and provides a report for each law school to which you apply. The report contains information that is important in the law school admission process.
  • The Boston College Online Law School Locator
    The Boston College Law School Locator lists the 25th to 75th percentile LSAT scores and GPA ranges of first year classes at accredited law schools, entering in the fall of 2003. This means that half of a law school's entering class scored in the range indicated. The Locator can help you identify schools where your scores and grades are most competitive for admission and help you gauge your chance of admission at a particular school. The chart is useful in evaluating law school choices but cannot determine where you should or should not apply.
  • Internet Legal Research Group - Law School Directories on the Internet
    This is a good starting point for searching/visiting law school websites.
  • American Bar Association
    Additional searching capabilities.