Job Positions

Pre-Law Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Harpur Academic Advising


Binghamton University, SUNY

Date Posted:

May 20 2022 7:44AM

Close Date:

Jul 20 2022

Position Description

Pre-law Advising resides in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office. The pre-law advisor works closely with faculty and staff in a busy, collaborative environment. The pre-law advisor provides educational services and support to all Binghamton University students and recent graduates who are interested in attending law school or pursuing legal careers.


Responsibilities of the pre-law advisor are as follows: Advising responsibilities: Provide information on the curricular and co-curricular opportunities required to develop the skills and experiences required for success in law school Share information on law schools, including rankings and other statistics, and evaluating advisees' chances of obtaining admission to particular programs Assist advisees with the law school application process, including personal statements, letters of recommendation, LSATs, etc. Provide support and offering relevant resources for underrepresented students Advise on the financial aspects of law school, including costs and income expectations Provide general academic advising to pre-law students, if appropriate Creating connections: Connect with pre-law student groups and faculty Alumni: Coordinating communication with the Harpur Law Council and other alumni in the legal field Maintain and promote a network of faculty, attorneys and law students as advising resources Connect with pre-law advisors and law school admissions representatives Participate in the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) Programming: Coordinate pre-law activities on campus, including speakers, outreach, training sessions, etc. to assist students as they make their decision whether to pursue law school Co-coordinate and actively participate in the annual "Current Issues in Legal Practice" winter course Participate new student orientation and admissions events Administration: Coordinate the annual campus Law Day with the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development Collect law school admission data and preparing an annual pre-law report Write dean's letters and process bar statements Review and award pre-law scholarships Coordinate pre-law internship site program The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-disciplined and able to work independently, as well as part of a team.

Application Process

Apply online:;jsessionid=C73C17261BAB8C03A926946B387775E3?JOBID=147564
Please submit: Resume, Cover letter, and Contact information for three professional references

Institution Information

About Binghamton University: Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success. Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service

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Required Qualifications

Master's Degree 3-5 years of experience in higher education or legal setting Understanding of, appreciation for, and proven experience working with diverse constituencies
Effective and professional communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to participate in evening/weekend programming (occasional travel will be necessary)
Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills
Proven ability to complete responsibilities in a professional and timely manner

Preferred Qualifications

Strong knowledge and deep understanding of college student population, particularly pre-law students
Demonstrated understanding of law school admissions
Experience with website maintenance, database management, and presentation software