The admissions experts at Miami Law, authors of the guide 29 Critical Questions to Ask About Law School, have put together a list to assist in pre-law planning. This resource covers key questions from admissions, to academics, to law student life including:
Some Other General Tips
- Apply early
- Visit the websites of the law schools for specific information and requirements and research the right school match.
- Prepare well for the LSAT; take many timed practice tests.
- Know there are numerous companies that offer LSAT Preparation Courses; additionally, the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) offers free and purchased released test questions.
- Pre-Law Advisor: It is also a good idea to get to know one’s undergrad pre-law advisor: Find a Pre-Law Advisor
- Attend a Law School Forum* and other events (e.g., mock admissions or mock class programs) to help educate applicants about preparing for and succeeding in law school.
- Talk to lawyers and find out what they do.
- Take academic work as an undergraduate seriously.
- Without compromising academic work, round out an undergrad portfolio with activities and leadership positions.
- Understand the difference between LSAC, LSAT, and CAS (Credential Assembly Service)
Regarding Important Dates
Regarding the LSAT
Regarding the Law School Application Process
Regarding Pre-Law Info for University of Miami School of Law
Regarding Doing Research on Law Schools
Regarding Law as a Career
* Miami Law will be attending all Forums and participates in approximately 70 recruitment events throughout the country each fall. Additionally, Miami Law hosts several on-campus events, such as a mock admissions panel, mock class, student panels, and an overview of the application process. These events can be extremely useful and informative.