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Understand the Application Process

BECOME INFORMED ABOUT LAW SCHOOLS AND THE ADMISSION PROCESS

Law Schools evaluate applicants according to many criteria, including academic performance, quality of program, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, extracurricular activities and/or employment, overall accomplishments, and letters of recommendation.

To maximize your opportunities, you should apply to law schools the fall before you wish to enroll. Plan ahead to practice for the LSAT, research your school selection, and carefully prepare your applications. The LSAT is given 4 times per year, February, June, October, and December. Ideally, you should take it no later than October a year in advance. June is an excellent time to take it. (December is okay, but a little late.)

Meet with a prelaw advisor 18-24 months before you wish to start law school. The prelaw advisor can provide you with helpful information on law school admissions and suggestions for informative publications and websites.

Last Updated: 3/29/17