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Pre-law Advising At Bates College

The Bates Career Development Center (BCDC) works with Bates students and alumni at all stages of the legal career decision-making process.  Nancy Gibson, the pre-law advisor at Bates, is a former practicing attorney and law school faculty member.

Please explore these links.  If you have a question, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact prelaw advisor Nancy Gibson at 207-786-6232.

Where do I start?

  • Want to explore legal careers? Stanford University Law School’s SLS Navigator is available to the public online.  The Navigator lets you learn about different legal fields and makes it easy to understand how practice areas are related.  Visit SLS Navigator’s home page.  Simply click on the tab in the lower right corner that says “Continue to SLS Navigator”.
  • Create a profile on JobCat so that you can receive targeted emails from BCDC about law-related programs, opportunities and events (this service available to alumni as well).
  • Participate in legal job shadowing through our Career Discovery In Practice program.   Opportunities available on JobCat in Fall 2013.
  • Conduct informational interviews with Bates alumni and parents who are lawyers. Locate them through the Bates Online Community Directory. Download the BCDC’s Guide to Informational Interviewing and use www.linkedin.com/alumni to find Bates alumni.

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