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The UMass Amherst Pre-Law Advising Office is a university advising unit housed within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, serving all students and alums of UMass Amherst, regardless of major, school or college.

The Director of Pre-Law Advising is Diane Curtis. Diane practiced law for 10 years in New York City and Springfield, Massachusetts. She has been a Pre-Law Advisor since 2004, is a member of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA), and has presented several times at the annual NAPLA conference on such topics as engaging legal alums and online advising. Diane also serves on the National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency.

Diane is a Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies and Political Science at UMass. She has served as an adjunct instructor at the law schools of Western New England University (formerly College) and the University of Connecticut.

Diane received both her B.A. (in Comparative Literature) and her J.D. from New York University.

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The email list: This is primarily for current students and current applicants. I use it to update individuals about upcoming events and deadlines.

The Pre-Law blog is regularly updated with information about the legal profession, legal careers and legal education, as well as with tips and deadlines regarding law school applications.

Facebook and Twitter and Instagram: Tons of information about legal education and the profession get posted and reposted here, along with some short videos. Choose your social media outlet(s) based on your preferences, but note that the posts are not 100% overlapping. Check them all out!

The UMass Lawyer-Alumni and Pre-Law Network on LinkedIn: Networking made easy. Find out more here.
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