Pre-Law Professional Community

Let Your Intellectual Curiosity Shine Towards a Legal Career

Pre-Law professional community

Since our founding, hundreds of New College graduates have successfully pursued legal careers. Our exceptional fearless learning and forward thinking academic program, along with dynamic experiences outside the classroom, offer New College students the perfect mix of skills and preparation needed to pursue law school.

Our Pre-Law Professional Community helps connect pre-law students to special programs, activities, experiences, and preparation that sets them apart from other law school applicants. Through personalized pre-law advising and career coaching, students in the Pre-Law Professional Community have the professional and peer support to achieve their goals.

Recent Law Schools that Accepted New College Grads
Top 14*
Cornell University
Columbia University
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
New York University
Northwestern University
University of California-Berkeley
University of Michigan

Top 25*
Arizona State University
Boston University
Emory University
George Washington University
University of California-Irvine
University of Florida
University of Minnesota
University of Southern California
University of Texas

Top 50*
Boston College
College of William and Mary
George Mason University
Florida State University
Indiana University
Ohio State University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Colorado
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University

*Law school rankings in the 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report

Pre-Law Program Faculty Advisor: David A. Fugett 

David A Fugett serves as the General Counsel for New College as well as the Pre-Law Program Faculty Advisor. A practicing attorney and a member of the Florida bar, David served as the Florida Department of State’s general counsel, the agency’s chief legal officer after serving as the chief litigation attorney. At the Florida Department of State, David advised Secretary of State Ken Detzner and department managers on administrative legislative and policy matters, oversaw all litigation, and served as the department’s ethics officer. He has worked in diverse areas of the law from elections to treasure salvage to library services. Prior to his roles for the Florida Department of State, David worked at the Florida Office of the Attorney General, in the Complex Civil Enforcement Bureau, where he was the lead attorney on more than 60 Medicaid whistleblower cases and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies on cases that spanned multiple states. David received his law degree from the University of Georgia and his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Toccoa Falls College.

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