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PreLaw Extracurricular Ideas

Extracurricular activities allow you to supplement a strong academic record. Law school admissions committees like to see evidence of initiative, creativity, leadership and collaboration, and organizational skills. However, it is important to remember that such activities will not substitute for poor grades, so don’t sacrifice study time for activities. A few ideas for involvement are listed below. Please remember that you are not limited to activities on this list.  This is just a sample of opportunities available at the U of U.  Off campus organizations and employment are fine as well. Follow your interests and passions even if they are not directly related to law.

  • Bennion Community Service Center, 80 Union, 801-581-4811,, Community service opportunities and Bennion Scholars program.
  • Hinckley Institute of Politics, Rm 102 Building 72, 801-581-8501,, Internships, Journal, Student Groups
  • Career Services, 350 SSB, 801-581-6186, Internships or job experience through Student Employment.
  • Student organizations: There are over 150 student organizations at the U of U-ASUU Office, 234 Union, 801-581-2788, See “Student Groups” link at the top of the page.
  • CESA (Center for Ethnic Student Affairs, 235 Union, 801-581-8151,
  • Student Advisory Committee (SAC) in your major department. Contact your departmental advisor.
  • Office of Undergraduate Research 132 Sill Center, 801-581-8070,
  • Talk to your departmental advisor or faculty about research opportunities in your major.
Last Updated: 3/16/20