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Unlike medical schools, law schools do not require a set of “pre-law” prerequisites. If you are considering law school, we encourage you to take a variety of courses to sharpen your relevant skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Reading and writing
  • Oral communication and performance
  • Analytic problem-solving
  • Research

Extracurricular activities and internships can give you insight into the practice of law and an opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

Is Law School for You?

Before you decide to go to law school, it’s a good idea to get to know what law school entails to determine if it really appeals to you. Now is a good time to think seriously about whether you really want to practice law and if so, what you might do with your degree. 

Some Things to Consider
 

  • What kind of law do you want to practice and do you have the kind of personality that does well in that field?

  • Are you ready for another three years in a demanding academic program?

  • Do you have a plan for covering the cost of law school?

  • Does your interest in law school come from a genuine interest, or are you doing it for your parents or friends?

  • Would you get more out of law school if you took a year or two to know yourself better?