- Step 1: Complete your undergrad degree with a good GPA Make sure your undergraduate degree is complete, and you have a good grade point average.
- Step 2: Get three or four recommendations Get three or four recommendations in writing.
- TIP: Get to know your professors, particularly those you plan to ask for a recommendation.
- Step 3: Locate an LSAT preparation course Conduct an internet search to locate an LSAT prep program. They’re offered regionally, as well as online.
- Step 4: Practice, practice, and more practice Practice, practice, practice. LSAT exams do not test for law knowledge; they test for analytical and critical thinking
- TIP: The majors most frequently recommended for law school are English or literature, history, philosophy, and political science.
- Step 5: Research law schools While you’re waiting for your LSAT results, research law schools and begin the application process.
- Step 6: Work carefully on the application essays Work hard and carefully on the application essays. Most admissions require high scores on the essay results, and lengthy essays.
- FACT: Did you know? As of 2009, the state of New York had the most active resident lawyers, at 153,552. North Dakota has the fewest, with 1,381.
You Will Need
- An undergraduate degree
- A high grade point average
- Letters of recommendation
- LSAT prep materials
- A computer with internet access
- Essay-writing skills
- A liberal arts major (optional)