You can begin to prepare for a career in law at Lewis-Clark State College. Lawyers first earn a bachelor’s degree, usually in a major with a strong emphasis on critical thinking and communication skills, and they then complete a Juris Doctor (JD) degree at a graduate law school.
Getting into law school is a challenging and competitive process, but like other LCSC graduates who have been admitted to law school, you can meet the challenge by working with your advisor, taking the right courses, earning good grades, getting a strong score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and participating in certain service activities.
Pre-requisites are what you need to complete as an undergraduate to apply for admission to law school.
BA/BS in any liberal arts major, especially the following
You can earn a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, but you should seek one that emphasizes critical thinking (logic, analysis, evaluation, argumentation) and both oral and written communication.
Suggested Coursework (recommended but not required, unless part of your major):
The following courses may help you prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Note that much of this coursework is built into LCSC's Pre-Law Minor.
Other requirements for admission to law school:
Recommended Extra-Curricular Activities:
Extracurricular activities will play less of a role in admission to law school than your GPA and LSAT score, but they may help you prepare for the LSAT, or strengthen your academic work. Choose activities that support your efforts to become a good critical thinker and communicator.
To begin your path toward a career in law, contact a pre-law advisor today: