Advising Resources

Gregory J. Shaffer, Esq.
Associate Director, Pre-Law Advising
Gregory Shaffer, Esq. currently serves as Associate Director of the Pre-Law Advising in the Office of Letters & Sciences at the University of Maryland. Greg is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Maryland with degrees in Government & Politics and Economics. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School, he completed a judicial clerkship in Baltimore and spent 4 years practicing corporate law in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Greg returned to the University in 2003, where he has served as the Pre-Law Advisor while pursuing a doctoral degree in Government & Politics.

Nicki Kern
Pre-Law Advisor, Letters & Sciences
Nicki Kern serves as a Graduate Assistant/Pre-Law Advisor in Letters & Sciences at the University of Maryland. Nicki is a Master's student in the English Literature program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the Honors College at Pace University. While at Pace University, Nicki worked for the Modern Language Association (MLA) and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Honors College newsletter.

Advising Hours
The Pre-Law Advising Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM. Drop-in hours are available for all students, though juniors and seniors are encouraged to set up a specific appointment time.

Drop-in hours are as follows:

    • Mondays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    • Tuesdays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    • Advising during the Summer is by appointment only. All are welcome.


Please call (301) 405-2793 or email to arrange a time for pre-law advising.