Students who are interested in following the Pre-Law program will find helpful information and links needed to prepare to apply to law school on this page. Any students who are seriously considering applying to law school, or would just like some more information, are encouraged to meet with the Pre-Law Advisor, Amy Friesenhahn.
Freshman and Sophomore Years
- Meet with the Pre-Law Advisor. Join Pre-Law Canvas page.
- Begin taking some of the suggested courses to develop your analytical and writing skills that are valued by law schools.
- Concentrate on maintaining a high GPA.
- Plan to satisfy your TREK requirements.
- Take PSC 208 Introduction to Law.
- Complete your TREK requirements.
- Volunteer or intern with a lawyer or local law office.
- Begin preparing for the LSAT and familiarize yourself with LSAC.org. Study and take practice LSATs online. Register for an LSAT prep course if you desire to take one.
- Continue to maintain a high GPA.
- Take PSC 355 Constitutional Law and/or PSC 356 Constitutional Rights and Liberties.
- Meet with the Pre-Law Advisor to discuss your courses and the application process.
- If feasible, during the summer visit some of the law schools that are on your wish list.
- Take the LSAT in summer between Junior and Senior year.
- Maintain a high GPA.
- Request letters of recommendation as early as possible. Update your résumé and share it with your recommenders.
- Register to take the LSAT early in the Fall if you did not take it over summer or wish to re-take it.
- Attend law forums or law school fairs, locally or online.
- Write your personal statement. Ask the Pre-Law Advisor, other trusted faculty advisors, and friends to proofread it.
- Complete applications to law schools via LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service. Many schools use a “rolling admissions” procedure and this benefits students who apply early.