Law schools look primarily at an applicant’s Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score and grade point average when making admission decisions. As the American Bar Association attests, there is no one correct major for undergraduate students interested in attending law school. It’s best for students to select a challenging major that they love, keep their grades up, and take advantage of the college’s pre-law offerings.
Courses that encourage the development of critical reading and thinking, intellectual curiosity, and strong writing and speaking skills are helpful. In addition, law schools are increasingly interested in students who demonstrate a fluency in a world language, and who have lived and studied abroad. Ultimately, law schools will train students in the law. What they wish to see in their applicants is evidence of broad foundational skills, capacity to learn, personal drive, and leadership potential. Students should plan their undergraduate academic experience accordingly.
One-on-One Advisement, With Additional Pre-Law Programming
To make sure you understand the law school application process and prepare properly for the LSAT, stay in touch with Concordia’s pre-law advisors. Discussing your academic plans and professional goals with someone knowledgeable about law school and the legal career field more generally is an important part of your academic planning. In addition, Concordia’s pre-law programming can help you to gauge your interest in the law. Pre-law opportunities include a pre-law speakers series, shadowing opportunities with area law firms and practicing attorneys, a pre-law student organization, and an intramural mock trial experience.