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Pre-Law Program at Montclair State University

About the Program

At Montclair State, you’ll receive focused preparation and advising, ensuring you take the most advantageous courses to prepare for the LSAT exam. Paired with advice and coaching to help you be competitive in the law school application process, we will ensure you have the best opportunity to be successful following your time here at Montclair State University. As a Pre-Law student, you will attend exciting and valuable activities each semester that include discussions and seminars with law professionals, career and internship workshops, and specialized training to hone professional skills.

You can be part of the Pre-Law Program while fulfilling any major degree program, but students interested in law careers are encouraged to take coursework that requires strong research, writing, and problem-solving skills. These courses will successfully position you for the LSAT and the law school experience.

Major Programs at Montclair State that are popular for aspiring law students include:

*Source 2023 Best Law Schools, U.S. News and World Report

Director, Pre-Law Program

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Isabelle M. Ramos, Esq.

Isabelle M. Ramos, Esq.
Dickson Hall, 4th Floor

Isabelle Ramos is the director of the Pre-Law program and is dedicated to helping students of all majors prepare for success in the law school admission process. Isabelle offers individual advising consultations as well as educational information sessions on how to prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and strategies for the law school search and application process. Previously, Isabelle was an ambassador and assistant director for diversity initiatives at the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) where she collaborated with law schools, allied organizations, and pre-law advisors on increasing the number of underrepresented students in law school. Prior to joining LSAC Isabelle was the assistant director for admissions at Cornell Law school where she coordinated diversity outreach and pipeline programs.

Isabelle earned her bachelor’s degree in public affairs with a concentration in ethics and philosophy from Wells College and her juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. She interned with Hillary R. Clinton in Washington, DC in 2004 and completed four legal co-ops with civil rights and social justice organizations while in law school. Isabelle is a member of the New York Bar and previously served on the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission.

Pre-Law Society

Montclair State University’s Pre-Law Society plays an important role in the community by offering events that connect alumni with current students about how to be successful in law school as well as a Court Case Spotlight series that allows students to hear from faculty about current Supreme Court cases and trials in the headlines. For Spring 2023, the Pre-Law Society will host a number of activities for members to engage in such as a mock trial competition, visits to NJ law schools, and LSAT prep workshops. Current students can get connected and join the Pre-Law Society and Pre-Law Program via Montclair State’s Engage platform (accessible from your NEST account).

Pre-Law Inquiry Form