Pre-Law Advising

Pre-Law Advising

What is Pre-Law Advising?

Pre-Law Advising within the Office of Undergraduate Education provides counsel to students interested in pursuing a law degree upon graduation from Rutgers. Our advisors will guide students throughout their undergraduate career to ensure they are meeting important steps and deadlines and gaining the depth and breadth of experience required for successful admission to law school.

Through the pre-law office, students have access to advising sessions during the fall and spring semesters. They also have access to a variety of resources including a library of law school catalogs and resource materials, statistics about applications and acceptances to law school, an application checklist, and more. View our online resources here.

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Milton Heumann (Ph.D., Yale) is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and has been the primary Pre-Law Advisor at Rutgers since 1987. In addition to teaching full-time at the University of Michigan from 1973-1980, Professor Heumann has taught or co-taught at Rutgers–Camden School of Law and Yale Law School (where he also was a Guggenheim Fellow). 

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Richard Welsh joined Rutgers in December 2018.  Richard’s practice relates to general Rutgers University transactional matters including real estate, construction, commercialization, and intellectual property as well as the Rutgers University Foundation on development matters, donor agreements, and bequests.  Prior to joining Rutgers, Richard was Legal Counsel at Delaware Technical and Community College, where he advised the College and Foundation on all transactional agreements related to the College and its Foundation.  Richard previously was an associate at Gibson & Perkins, PC, where his practice was estates and trusts, tax matters, business transactions, and litigation.  Richard has also worked in the public sector as a Deputy General Counsel and Executive Director in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.


Richard received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University School of Law, Bachelor of Arts in History from Virginia Wesleyan University.  Richard is admitted to practice in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and before United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Tax Court.

 

Alex Perez is Rutgers University’s Senior Assistant General Counsel. He started his legal career as an associate in the general practice group at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York City, where he focused on securities, corporate governance, and general transactional matters. Mr. Perez received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

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