Prelaw is not a major or formal program. It is an advising support program in which prelaw advisors assist students to become competitive law school candidates and guide them through the application process. Freshmen with an interest in the law are encouraged to meet with a prelaw advisor during their first year in college.
This information is designed to give you an overview of how to go about preparing for law school and applying to law school.
Preparing for Law School
An application to law school typically consists of:
- Application Form
- Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
- Copies of Transcripts
- Standardized GPA
- Personal Statement:
- Resume (some schools)
- Letters of Recommendation and Evaluations
- Tips on Writing a Law School Recommendation - (Give this to your letter writers)
- Dean's Recommendation (some schools)