Kiersten Haugen

Kiersten Haugen

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Spanish, and Global Studies, with a minor in Global Security Studies. Second Year Law Student.

Kiersten Haugen

UNL's Pre-law program does an excellent job of getting undergrad students acquainted with the law school world prior to embarking on our professional journey. Among the program's strengths are the practice LSATs offered and the one-on-one interviews set up with law school representatives in the Explore Center. Law school applicants have plenty to worry about with scouring schools and getting a decent score on the LSAT, so I was incredibly appreciative of the fact that UNL worked to bring some of those admissions representatives to me, which afforded me the opportunity to ask questions and gather info.

I would advise prospective pre-law students to partake in as many law school-related activities as possible. Take the proctored practice LSATs. Familiarizing yourself with the testing atmosphere only strengthens your skills as a test taker. Meet with college representatives that come to campus! Traveling to campuses can be burdensome. The most powerful experiences I had with the pre-law program were the on-campus interviews with law school representatives. Meeting with Admissions Representatives gave me the opportunity to ask pragmatic questions about their school, academic programs and job prospects.

I was well prepared for the curve balls thrown at me by law school. Law school is an entirely different ball game, but students who take advantage of the Explore Center’s activities certainly minimize the amount of shock that'll result from those first few weeks of classes.