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Judge Tiffany M. WilliamsDear Seton Hall Pre-Law Community,

My name is Tiffany Williams and it is my pleasure to serve you this year as the Pre-Law Advisor.  I am an Assistant Professor at the Law School and also teach public administration courses in the M.P.A. program.  I look forward to offering guidance and insight from my career as a practicing attorney in N.J. and M.A. and as a former N.J. Administrative Law Judge, in order to assist you in achieving your dream of becoming an attorney.  The journey to attending law school will be exciting and challenging.  Through our relationship in pre-law advising, I hope to educate, inform and position you to make a purposeful law school selection.  During our sessions, I look forward to hearing why you want to attend law school and what you hope to contribute to the world as an attorney.  Hopefully our sessions will also help you to develop definitive answers to these questions if you don’t already know!  The more focused you are about your vision as a future lawyer, the better you will be able to convey your unique qualifications on your law school application.  Together, we can explore these topics and also the specific requirements of law school admissions to better equip you to select the right school for you.  Periodically throughout the semester, we will also have forums with practicing attorneys and law school admissions professionals who can share insight and answer questions.

Our pre-law advising sessions will provide:

  • Vision for how your legal career will impact and serve others
  • Strategy for developing a strong law school application focused on your portfolio of potential schools
  • Tips on highlighting your unique strengths on law school applications
  • Insight on the real-life practice of law and the habits and qualities of lawyers and judges
  • Opportunities to meet, network with and ask questions of practicing lawyers

Office hours posted on door of Jubilee Hall Room 520.

Judge Williams

Curriculum 

Here at Seton Hall University, there is not a pre-law major, but there are classes on law-related topics such as civil liberties, constitutional law, U.S. Judicial System, Introduction to U.S. Law, etc., within the discipline of political science. You may want to enroll in some of these classes to see if the field of law interests you. Overall, though, it is best to choose your classes and major based on what interests and challenges you. Law schools accept students of all disciplines, including: English, History, Philosophy, Economics, Political Science and many other fields. Law school faculty do not expect you to enter law school with any legal knowledge. Instead, they expect entering students to have proficient writing and analytical skills. Many students major in political science prior to applying to law school, but that is by no means the only possible major for pre-law students.   

What to expect from pre-law advising?

Pre-law advising consultations are available on a weekly basis during Pre-Law Advising office hours and by appointment.  During pre-law advising, students can expect:

  • Vision for how your legal career will impact and serve others
  • Strategy for developing a strong law school application focused on your portfolio of potential schools
  • Tips on highlighting your unique strengths on law school applications
  • Insight on the real-life practice of law and the habits and qualities of lawyers and judges
  • Opportunities to meet, network with and ask questions of practicing lawyers

Our Pre-Law Advisor is Judge Tiffany Williams who can be reached in Jubilee Hall Room 520, Fridays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and via email at Pre-LawAdvisor@shu.edu. 

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