Pre-Law

Deciding whether or not to attend law school can be a difficult task. While some are born to be lawyers, others need to perform a cost-benefit analysis before jumping into this extensive journey. The Pre-Law section of FindLaw for Law Students provides potential law students with valuable pre-law resources as well as advice on the ideal pre-law education and how you should approach the LSAT. With help from FindLaw, answering the question “Do you want to go Law School?” can be a breeze. And if it turns out that law school isn’t right for you, but law is still an undeniable passion, FindLaw for Law Students can suggest some alternatives to law school that will have you heading down the right path.

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    • Pre-Law Internships

      Ambitious undergraduates who are anxious about law school and the career beyond are stuck in something of a holding pattern while in college. Although some bachelor's degrees prepare graduates to hit the ground running in their given industry, students planning to become lawyers must wait until law school to learn the specialized skills that are required to be an attorney.

      Pre-Law Courses

      High school and college students who are interested in becoming lawyers are often left wondering just what they can do to make themselves the most attractive law school applicants out there. Fortunately, the paths leading to law school are plentiful for potential law students. However, it’s important to select pre-law courses that will arm you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in law school.


Pre-Law Articles
    • Why Go to Law School?

      When weighing the decision to go to law school, it's important not to overinflate your expectations. After all, not every lawyer turns out to be a John or Thurgood Marshall and there are important factors to consider. Read on to learn more.

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    • The Best Pre-Law Majors

      If undergrads have to major in a hard science to get into medical school, then those pursuing law school would need a law-related major, right? Surprisingly, the answer is no according to the American Bar Association as the legal profession is open to a wide degree of diversity within its ranks.

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    • Pre-Law Discussion Forums

      Do you have questions about law school or the legal profession, but don't know who to ask or where to go? Pre-law discussion forums are a great starting point for learning about law school and beyond from professionals who've been in your shoes. This article provides useful information and resources about pre-law discussion forums, how to find them, and how you can use them to determine whether, and where, to go to law school.

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    • Paralegal Programs

      Have you ever wondered what would happen if you practiced law without a license? Well, in one case, a former law partner and president of the local bar association in Pennsylvania was sentenced to 5 years in prison for doing just that, incredibly, for ten years. If this ambitious individual chose to pursue a paralegal career instead of deceiving her peers, clients, and state bar, her life could have turned out much better.  

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    • LSAT: Test Prep Resources

      The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a very different kind of test interested  students will need to seek out LSAT-specific materials to prepare. This article can help.  

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