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, Dr. Mark Leeper.
Freshman and Sophomore Years
- Attend Pre-Law Society meetings
- 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 and strengthen your application. Internships and volunteer work can satisfy both the Community and Culture requirements.
- Complete your TREK requirements. Projects completed after your junior year won’t help your application as much.
- Volunteer or intern with a lawyer or local law office.
- Register and begin preparing for the LSAT. Get your hands on sample tests and preparation books, and register for an LSAT prep course if you desire to take one.
- Continue to maintain a high GPA while taking the some of the upper level courses that will more rigorously develop the skills that will help you in law school.
- 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.
- Maintain a high GPA.
- Attend local law forums or law school fairs that are generally held at large schools during the fall.
- Write to law schools to obtain catalogues and application forms
- Register for the October LSAT if you did not take it in June, or if you received a low grade in June and wish to retake the exam.
- Request letters of recommendation.
- Write your personal statement.
- Applications should then be completed and sent to schools as early as possible in the fall. Many schools use a “rolling admissions” procedure and this benefits students who apply early.