Academics, Career Development

​ Law School Preparation Information


Friday, November 30, 2018

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Are you interested in law school? Most law schools recommend that undergraduate students major in a good liberal arts degree such as History, English, Literature, or Philosophy. Also, taking a course in logic is important. One third of the LSAT test is based on logic & reasoning. Here are some questions to consider and resources to help you decide if law school is right for you.

Questions you should ask yourself

  • Why do I want to become a lawyer?
  • What types of legal practice interest me?
  • How do I choose which law schools to apply to?
  • When and where is the LSAT offered?
  • How do I prepare for the LSAT?
  • What is the application timeline?

Research schools

Consider attending Law School fairs, where many schools typically represent their programs. You can often find them by searching online law school fairs in (your area). Alternatively, many individual law schools also host information nights where you can learn more about a specific school’s program and admissions process. Finally, be sure to look for virtual fairs, where you can chat with an admissions representative right from your living room.

Website Resources

These websites offer more in-depth information about law schools to help you navigate the admissions process:

Law School Admissions Council: www.LSAC.org

Get Ready to Apply to Law School: http://gradschool.about.com/cs/decisionmaking/a/law.htm

The Princeton Review - law school information: http://www.princetonreview.com/

US News and World Report Law School Rankings: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools

If you are still in the beginning stages of considering law school, consider Northwestern to earn your liberal arts bachelor degree. Here you can grow in your faith alongside other Christians while studying your degree.

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