Pre-Law Resources

If you're like many who ultimately chose the legal profession, your first introduction to the law was probably through the big screen. After all, who wouldn't want to be a lawyer after watching the tense courtroom drama of a Navy court-martial or the vindication of two wrongfully-charged "yutes" in Alabama? Hollywood may be a good starting point, but if you're seriously considering a legal career, there's a wealth of resources available to prepare you for the journey. Pre-law internships and organizations, for example, provide a great window into different areas of the law and also happen to look good on law school applications. For more information on these options, the Pre-Law Resources section of FindLaw for Law Students is here to help.

Pre-Law Resources Articles
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Should You Join a Pre-Law Society or Organization?

      The decision to go to law school is one that could shape your life for the next three years and maybe the next three decades, so it’s important to make an informed choice. Pre-law societies are one way to get informed. This article will help you find the right pre-law organizations for you.

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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.

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