Legal Studies


The Pre-Professional Legal Studies concentration is tailored for students who are interested in law school or any other law-related profession. Courses are selected from various programs on campus to provide a comprehensive program of study. For more information about our classes and alumni, visit the undergraduate programs page

For more information about the on campus pre-law fraternities, Kappa Alpha Pi and Phi Alpha Delta, you can visit their Engage Page.


If you want to get into law school, you need to pass the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). It is administered multiple times each year by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You may take the LSAT up to three times in a single year. As you prepare to take the LSAT, refer below to some resources that will help you plan your test date.


The LSAT is offered numerous times per year, both online and in-person. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, administration of the LSAT has changed.  Keep up with the latest changes at's LSAT Resource Page

LSAT Prep Courses

A number of organizations provide LSAT prep courses, some at a considerable cost. Some programs will provide financial assistance for some students. Visit the following sites for more information:

Law School

The Law School Admission Council  (LSAC) provides comprehensive information about preparing for and applying to law school. LSAC is the clearinghouse for the reporting of LSAT scores, submitting letters of recommendation, providing copies of previous exams, and much more. It provides detailed instructions for the entire law school admissions process.

LSAC's CEO also provides online discussions on important topics in legal education. 

The National Jurist is a publication covering law schools, law students, and the legal profession.

Information about the costs of a legal education and assistance with paying for law school is found at the AccessLex website

Also, check out this timeline for applying to law schools, as well as preparing for law school, courtesy of ASU Honors College.


ABA-approved law schools

Other Links of Interest

For other news and information pertaining to the law, check out these links:

Legal Advice

Faculty will not give legal advice. The Student Legal Clinic may be able to help. An attorney is available to provide free, confidential advice and information to Appalachian students. They can help with questions about: 

  • your lease
  • speeding tickets
  • family issues
  • contracts or debts
  • employment issues

The legal clinic is located in Plemmons Student Union, Office of the Dean of Students, Room 324. Call 828-262-8284 to schedule an appointment.