How to Apply

The process for applying to law schools is fairly standardized across the United States. In almost all cases applicants will apply through the Law School Admission Council. This organization is a non-profit corporation made up of 202 law schools in the United States and Canada. The LSAC is involved in a number of activities and services that relate directly to the law school admissions process. Most notable are the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and the Credential Assembly Service. The LSAC has a website that provides information regarding all of its activities. I strongly suggest that all of those who may be interested in law school admission should become familiar with the LSAC and its website.

Additionally, it is good idea for students to look through the websites of the schools to which they are thinking of applying.

What do I need to apply?

Law school applications typically consist of the following:

  1. Personal Statement
  2. LSAT Score
  3. UGPA
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Transcripts

Here are some resources for the application process

  1. 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Applied to Law School
  2. Law School Applications: Overview and Timeline
  3. 13 Tips to Build a Strong Law School Application
  4. Personal Statement Tips and Sample Personal Statements