The Pre-Law Advisors National Council's (PLANC) mission is to serve as a resource for the regional associations and provide support for the common interests of pre-law advisors by facilitating and advocating for shared goals and interests at the national level. PLANC derives its strength and its membership from its regional associations and is committed to their success. PLANC promotes ideas, resources, and best practices in pre-law advising across the country, while encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in the pre-law advising profession.
Since its inception in 1975, MAPLA has served as an effective vehicle for communication among professionals involved in pre-law advising and in the law school admissions process. MAPLA members advise students in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
NAPLA is the oldest and largest of the six regional pre-law advising associations. Founded in 1973, it was incorporated in 1984.
Our Association, with a membership of approximately 400, includes undergraduate pre-law advisors from schools in the northeast and throughout the nation, along with representatives from most ABA-approved law schools in the country.
Pacific Coast Association of Pre-Law Advisors
PCAPLA’s mission is to improve the skills of pre-law advisors, to advocate for the interests of students in the law school counseling and admissions process, and to connect pre-law advisors and law school admission representatives
SAPLA membership is open to pre-law advisors from community colleges, four- year colleges and universities, and law school representatives.
While SAPLA was originally comprised of pre-law advisors in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, membership is now open to all regardless of residence.
The Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SWAPLA) is a professional support organization serving both faculty and staff of colleges and universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.