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Attend law related events, programs and information sessions
Consider taking a law related class
Secure a law related summer internship or shadow a lawyer during a school break
Recommended if you plan to attend law school directly after graduating.
Meet with your pre-law advisor
Start researching law schools and drafting a list of schools you want to visit
Attend law related programs to learn more about the legal industry
Decide when to take the LSAT (recommend February or June of Junior Year) - While LSAT scores are valid for five years, some schools prefer scores that are only three years old. Plan your timing carefully.
Attend a Law School Forum - LSAC hosts one in Washington, DC in July of each year
Begin narrowing your list of schools based upon your LSAT score and GPA - use LSAC's tool to help you determine which schools are in your wheelhouse, but remember that admissions decisions are not subject to a numerical calculation alone. Meet with your advisor to help refine your search.
Carefully consider whether to retake the LSAT - Review LSAT Repeater Data in LSAC
If retaking the LSAT, register for the October LSAT
Draft your personal statement and/or diversity statement
Update your resume
If you have not already done so, complete LSAC's Registrar Transcript Request Form and CAS Transcript Request Form