Diane Curtis

Pre-Law Advisor & Senior Lecturer

Diane Curtis

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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COVID-19 and Law School Applications – UPDATED 5/19/21

The COVID pandemic and the response to it continue to impact various aspects of the law school admissions process. This post is updated regularly with new information and new questions (and answers), but remember that events are moving VERY fast …

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LSAT Score Preview: Is it worth the cost?

In July 2020, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) announced a new “score preview” service. Beginning with the August 29, 2020 test, first-time test takers will be allowed to see their scores before deciding whether to keep or cancel them. …

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Law-related classes for Fall 2021

Every semester, we provide this list of the amazing array of law-related and law-adjacent courses that might be of interest to students considering legal careers. Some of these courses are squarely focused on the law. Others are more in the …

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Why you should make time for visiting law school reps

I know what you’re thinking when you see that event listing for another visit from a law school admissions rep:

“I’m not really interested in that school.”

Or maybe, “I already visited the law school, so why do I need …

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