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
    • Best Pre-Law Colleges

      An overview of some of the best pre-law colleges to consider, along with helpful tips on your pre-law education.

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    • Preparing for Law School

      As with anything in life, preparation is the key to success. But how do you prepare for something like law school if you're not really sure what to expect? Binders and laptops are definitely helpful, but there's so much more you can do to prepare. FindLaw's here to help.  

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    • Paralegal Programs

      Attorneys aren't the only ones who work in the legal field, as they often rely heavily on paralegals and other support staff to function. From client communications to document filing, paralegals bring a lot to the table. If you're considering such a career or are considering attending law school down the road, a paralegal program might be right for you. This article provides an overview of paralegal programs and what to look for when deciding which one to choose.

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    • Research Legal Careers

      One of the things you discover in law school is that law degrees can apply to a variety of careers, from transactional work and litigation to legislative support and even journalism. They're versatile largely because of the unique skills that you learn in law school, including legal research. Whether you're interested in a legal research career or another line of work, this article will provide you with the tools you'll need to make your degree work for you.

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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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