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Getting Started

Have you decided to pursue a career in law? These resources will answer many of the questions you may have about pursuing a career in law and the process of applying to law school.

 

Building your credentials

To prepare for a career in law you will need to build credentials in scholarship, leadership, and humanitarian/community service. The traits that predict success in the profession include, high academic aptitude, hard work, the ability to work well with others, and good judgment.

There is no “best” major for pre-law students nor are there majors that will make students “stand out.”  You are encouraged to pursue majors in which you are most interested.

What do law schools look for when reviewing applicants?

Law schools consider the following credentials when evaluating applicants for admission:

  • Academic record (Specifically, undergrad GPA)
  • LSAT/GRE scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Volunteering, as well as charitable/altruistic endeavors
  • Leadership abilities
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Character fitness

Note: Laws chools may also require background checks of applicants before matriculation.