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Pre-Law Resource Center

About the Pre-Law Resource Center

The Pre-Law Resource Center (PLRC) welcomes all WSU students interested in learning more about law school admissions, law school itself, and the legal professions. Students enter law school from virtually every academic discipline—no specific major or set of courses is required for law school admission.

Our goal is to give students the resources needed to become exceptional law school candidates. As a student resource center, study space and access to current and past official LSAT preparation materials are available to students during center hours.

Director, Michael F. Salamone, PhD

Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs PortraitsMichael Salamone is an assistant professor of political science in the WSU School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs and director of the Pre-Law Resource Center (PLRC) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

As PLRC director, he assists students with preparing for the law school application process, advises the WSU Pre-Law Society, and coordinates special events and mentorship programs for students who are interested in careers in law.

Professor Salamone’s research centers on the politics of the American judiciary, with particular interest in how courts shape and are shaped by external political forces. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the judicial process, American government, and constitutional law.

He came to WSU in 2012 after completing his doctoral degree in political science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2011.

Contact Dr. Salamone at

Co-Director, Kristi Denney, JD

Kristi DenneyAttorney Kristi Denney joined the WSU Pre-Law Resource Center as co-director in fall 2017. She has practiced law in three states over the course of her career, including work for federal and state governments, for non-profit entities, and in private practice. Her areas of expertise include environmental law, utility and energy regulation, and administrative law.

Kristi earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 2005. She previously completed a master’s degree in environmental studies at the University of Montana.

As PLRC co-director, she assists students with preparing for the law school application process, coordinates special events, and facilitates internship and mentor opportunities.

Contact Kristi Denney at