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  • Pre-Law Advising

  • Pre-law advising at DU focuses on the process of deciding to pursue a legal career, exploring the legal profession, researching law schools and programs, and applying to law school.

  • Sign Up for the Pre-Law List

    Are you a current DU pre-law student? Are you interested in pre-law? Let us know! Please fill out this pre-law interest form today to be added to the NEW pre-law list. Benefits include receiving email updates related to pre-law, as well as the ability to easily schedule pre-law advising appointments via the PCO platform.

    Even if you have already met with a pre-law advisor, please fill out the form.

  • Schedule a Pre-Law Advising Appointment

    If you are considering the legal profession, deciding on if law school is right for you, or applying to law school, or have any other questions about pursuing a legal career, you can schedule a pre-law advising appointment using the link below or via email.

    Current Undergraduate Students:

    Pre-law advising appointments can be scheduled online via the PCO platform. If you log in to PCO and do not see any appointments with a pre-law advisor (Rita O'Connell), please fill out the interest form linked above to join the pre-law list, and then email Rita to schedule an appointment.

    Click Here to Book a Pre-Law Appointment

    Note that pre-law advising no longer provides academic advising; if you have questions about your course schedule or fulfilling major/minor requirements, you will need to contact DU academic advising.

    Current Graduate Students:

    If you are a graduate student, please meet with your assigned Career Advisor by scheduling an appointment in PCO or calling (303) 871-2150.

    DU Alumni:

    • If you graduated within the past 12 months, please follow the above instructions for current students.
    • If you graduated more than 12 months ago, please contact Alumni Career & Professional Development.

    Prospective Law Students Interested in the Sturm College of Law:

    Please contact the Sturm College of Law Admissions at if you are interested in law school at DU.

  • Pre-Law Advisor

  • Rita O'Connell, M.A.
    Rita O'Connell, M.A.

    I joined the Career & Professional Development team in June 2021. I have a Master's degree from the University of Denver where I also worked in career services as a graduate fellow, and I earned my undergrad at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where I majored in Psychology with a certificate in Criminal Justice. I enjoy helping students leverage their classroom knowledge, gain real-world experience, and translate their passions and interests into careers.

    I serve all undergrads in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), the Disability Services Program (DSP) and the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP), and Pre-Law

    Appointments: (303) 871-4544 or

This portfolio last updated: 09-Dec-2021 8:46 AM