Application Preparation

prelaw tips

Tips for Prelaw Students

The purpose going forward is to arm you with the skills and information you need to get into the best law school possible. This process begins with some general tips. Start a Law School File Organization is a required skill for law students and lawyers. You might as well develop it now. Start a law school file. In your file, you should keep everything relating to law school so that you don’t have to do the same work twice. You should create folders for your undergraduate information, for each law school you plan to apply to, and for general information Read More +

Registering with LSAC

Before you can register for your LSAT test, you must open an account with the Law School Admissions Council website. Opening the account is free, but you will need to eventually pay for the Credential Assembly Service, which is currently $195. The CAS is the service that simplifies the law school application process by gathering your information and providing it to law schools. For each school you apply to, LSAC prepares a law school report costs $5 each. CAS registration is good for five years, and LSAC will keep your transcripts for that period of time. Open your CAS account Read More +

Want to Be a Lawyer? Take This Test First

If you’re reading this, you have more than a passing interest in becoming a lawyer. Because law school is such a huge decision, we encourage you to heavily weigh your options, and this test will help you figure out if being an attorney is really for you. Many people in their law school decision don’t include an evaluation of whether they will be happy as a lawyer. Happiness in a career comes when the job satisfies the goals you have set. Picture the type of life you want to live, and from that frame of reference answer these questions: • Read More +

Developing Your Pre-Law Plan

One advantage that you can have over other potential prelaw students is to develop a clear plan for getting into law school early on. Developing this plan requires you to start by thinking about some key aspects of your career as a lawyer. What type of lifestyle do you want? What are the most important things that you want from a job? At this point, you are more interested in trying to identify important lifestyle factors rather than trying to figure out what kind of law you want to practice. The first step in this process is to develop a Read More +

Important Activities for Your Law School Application

Activities that Law Schools Look For on Your Resume Admissions committees look for you to demonstrate that you can successfully handle involvement in the world outside of yourself while maintaining an impressive GPA. They search for significant leadership roles and a commitment to something other than your studies. Whatever activity you choose, it should demonstrate meaningful community involvement, leadership, and responsibility. This will show the committee that you have other talents than simply academic ones. The most important thing to remember with your extracurricular involvement is to hold a leadership position. Leadership positions demonstrate that you probably have skills such Read More +