The admissions experts at Miami Law, authors of 29 Critical Questions to Ask About Law School, have put together a list of resources to assist you in your pre-law planning. Some general tips we recommend are:
Pre-Law Advisor: It is also a good idea to get to know your pre-law advisor at your undergraduate institution: Find Your Pre-Law Advisor
In addition to the above, please click on any of the links below for more information on applying to law school.
PRE-LAW KEY RESOURCES
A Career in Law
H.G. Global Resources (useful descriptions of 260+ areas of legal practice)
Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
LSAT Test Dates
LSAT Fees and Fee Waiver
LSAT Overview: Video (click for examples referenced in 2nd half of video)
Searchable database of ABA Law Schools Applying to Law Schools Admissions Workshop: Video
Diversity in Law School DiscoverLaw.org American Bar Association Equal Justice Works CLEO
APPLICATION PROCESS Register for the LSAT LSAC: Applying to Law Schools Applying to Miami Law The Credential Assembly Service (CAS)** Requesting Transcripts Letters of Recommendation Personal Statement
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
LSAC Guide to Financing Law School
Guide to completing your FAFSA
Debt Management Tips Miami Law Scholarships and Financial Aid † Miami Scholars Program Sidley Prelaw Scholars Initiative† † FinAid Fastweb.com (online resource for paying and preparing for college) Writing Competitions
PUBLICATIONS AND INFORMATION
UM Pre-Law Handbook
LSAT Blog maintained by LSAT tutor Steve Schwartz
LSAT Preparation Courses
What's the difference between a JD and an LLM? The Order of Things: What college rankings really tell us – by Malcolm Gladwell Fear of Falling: The Effects of U.S. News & World Report Rankings on U.S. Law Schools – by Michael Sauder, University of Iowa; and Wendy Espeland, Northwestern University
* Miami Law will be attending all Forums and we participate 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. We hope to meet you at one of these programs.
** Understand the difference between LSAC, LSAT, and CAS (Credential Assembly Service)
† Other than the Miami Scholars awards, which are public-interest based, Miami Law's first-year scholarships are primarily merit based and awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. To avoid delays during the December holidays, it is strongly advised to complete the application by Thanksgiving.
†† This is an outside award offered by Sidley Austin LLP and is a scholarship that covers the costs of applications, the LSAT and preparation courses as well as LSDAS services.
In addition, there are many hotels in the area you can consider for your visit. When booking a hotel from the list, remember to contact each hotel directly and request the University of Miami rate.
You can also Request Information online about our law school.