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Graduate & Law School: Junior Year

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Preparing for Law School as an Undergraduate

What to do your Junior year:

  1. Register with the Law School Credential Assembly Service (CAS formerly LSDAS).
  2. Prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Take full length practice exams. Enroll in an LSAT Prep course, purchase prep books (or borrow them from the library), invest 150-200 hours of study time because the LSAT is the other 50% of your law school application.
  3. Take challenging courses. Not only do law schools look at your overall GPA, they also evaluate your transcript to see evidence that you challenged yourself (i.e., that you didn't just take 'easy' courses.)
  4. Register to take the June LSAT.
  5. Read the Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. Determine the schools to which you want to apply and check their stats on average LSAT scores of those admitted to their program. Identify who  might write your letters of recommendation.