How to get into Law School

Applying to law school

Although most law schools do not need any prerequisite courses for admission, there are some academic basics that you should have under your belt: public speaking, accounting, economics, philosophy, history and government, composition and literature, psychology, sociology, political science, religion, logic and Expository Writing.

In the United States, most law schools require a bachelor's degree, a satisfactory undergraduate grade point average, and a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in order to be considered for admission. You have to prepare for the LSAT (the standardized test for law school) by the deadline and subscribe to the LSDAS that provides a report for each law school to which you apply. Almost all American Bar Association-approved law schools require the LSDAS. Determine which law schools you're interested in applying.

Make a list of the application deadlines for each of the schools. Most schools mark their deadline from January 1 to March 31.

Some states that have non-ABA-approved schools or state-accredited schools have equivalency requirements that generally equal 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree. Additional personal factors are evaluated during test, short-answer questions, letters of recommendation, and other application materials. The standards for grades and LSAT scores vary from school to school.

Each school's financial support system operates differently, there is a rule of thumb relating to GPA (grade point average) and LSAT scores: a student whose grades and LSAT are higher than those of most students admitted to a given school--in other words, a student who could go to a "better" school--has a good possibility of being offered some kind of scholarship by the lower-ranked school. Similarly, some law students choose lower ranked schools due to their incapacity to get into higher ranked schools because of low LSAT scores and GPA, and then remove to the better schools after their first year of study, provided that they received good grades in the first year of law school.


Law schools - Admission Process
Law School Data Assembly Service
 Admission Process
The admission process involves a set of steps such as: complete files, rolling admission, preliminary an application review and others, so applicants must prepare for this process.
 Law School Data Assembly Service
The LSDAS sends a report for each law school at request of applicants, this report contains information about personal essay, application and letters of recommendation.
Law School Admission Council
Law School Admission Test
 Law School Admission Council
The LSAC is a non profits organization that fulfills a role as connection between law schools and applicants, and it also managers the Law School Admission Test.
 Law School Admission Test
The LSAT is a necessary exam to get into a law school, with the purpose of measuring skills to read and understand difficult texts for obtaining conclusions.