Pre-Law Advisement

Office: 232 Fenton Hall

(716) 673-3852

David Kaplin, Pre-Law Advisor

Office: E388 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-4672

Alex Caviedes, Pre-Law Advisor

Office: E366 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-4849

Fred Larson, Pre-Law Advisor



Pre-Law Advising Program

A liberal arts education offers the ideal preparation for a career in law. The American Bar Association does not recommend a particular major or set of courses to prepare for a legal education; instead, it identifies a series of skills required in law school and later as an attorney ( At Fredonia, students are able to develop the reading comprehension ability, written and oral communication skills, and analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to excel in these environments. In addition, there are many substantive courses dealing with the law and its role in society, politics and business that will grant students greater familiarity with the law and the legal profession.

Mission Statement

To help students take advantage of Fredonia’s curriculum, the Pre-Law Advising Committee at SUNY Fredonia works to advise and support students preparing for a career in law and those who plan to attend law school. The committee assists students through course and career advisement and provides guidance on the preparation of a successful law school application, including the organization of test (LSAT) preparation programs.


The Pre-Law Advising Program at SUNY Fredonia assists students interested in attending law school. The Program holds general meetings to introduce all students to process of preparing for law school, as well as offering individual counseling.

All SUNY Fredonia students interested in attending law school should register with the Pre-Law Advising Program. Please see Dr. David Kaplin, in Fenton Hall 232.

Students interested in receiving advisement as to which courses are particularly suited to develop and strengthen the above-listed skills should contact Dr. Alex Caviedes or Dr. Frederick Larson.

Students interested in preparing for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) should contact Dr. David Kaplin.

Students interested in receiving advisement and assistance with the process of applying to law school can contact either Dr. Alex Caviedes, Dr. David Kaplin, or Dr. Frederick Larson.