Each fall, Stern's faculty pre-law adviser, Professor Jeanne Calderon, hosts information sessions
for students interested in law school. Also during the fall, Professor Calderon is available to
meet with seniors and alumni who are applying to law school to discuss the application process and
to review personal statements. During the spring, Professor Calderon is available to meet with all
students and alumni considering a legal career.
Message From Professor Calderon
If you would like to meet with
Professor Calderon, please click the link below for some prerequisites
Some law schools request that applicants complete and submit a "Dean's Certification" form either during the
application process or after an applicant has been accepted. This form is often used to determine if there
has been any disciplinary action taken against the applicant. (While such an infraction is not an absolute
bar to law school, it is critical that applicants are upfront about any problems).
If you are applying to a law school that requires a Deans Certification, please download, print out, and
complete our certification request form
and provide all materials specified in item IV of our form. After
we receive the completed form and all materials in item IV (mailed or hand-delivered), it will take about
two weeks for the certifications to be completed. If you are applying early decision and need a faster turnaround,
please e-mail Danielle Purcell
to see if anything can be done.
If you have taken a course from Professor Calderon or if you have worked closely with one of the Stern
deans, you may ask one of them to complete the form on your behalf. As an alternative, you may ask one of them
to write a full letter of recommendation for you.