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
    • Researching 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.  

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    • Books for Pre-Law Students

      Soon you'll have more reading than you can handle, but before law school starts there are some important books that can help you prepare for your education and learn more about the profession.  

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    • Should I Major in Pre-Law?

      Should I major in pre-law? The answer to this question is a little more complicated than it may seem.  

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    • Pre-Law: Best Blogs and Websites

      Although the blog or website that presents the best information in a format you find appealing is highly personal, there are a number of pre-law blogs and websites that are highly regarded by just about everyone. The following article provides a quick overview of some of these resources.

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    • Should I Do a Pre-Law Summer Program?

      Lawyers are drawn from some of the most dedicated and diligent students in the country. This article examines pre-law summer programs and their utility to future law students.  

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