Thinking about Law School : Resources

Deciding Whether Law School is the Right Path

Why are you thinking about law school?  Some of the most common reasons include some variation of the following:

I …
How do I prepare for law school?

There is no prescribed major or set of undergraduate courses for admission to law school. The best guide is to …

Given the long term financial ramifications, it is imperative that you ask yourself this question. There is no universal answer—only …

Pre-Law: Choosing a Major

Law schools accept students from a wide variety of majors. There is no pre-law major at UMass Amherst, and law …

What Legal Careers are Available?

Presumably, you’re thinking about law school because some aspect of the law interests you. But there are so many different …

Another distinction among lawyers is between those who work in private firms and/or for companies, and those who work for …

Some lawyers help bring people together, others help break them apart – that’s the best way to describe the difference between …

Legal careers: From solo practice to BigLaw

A lot of attention in the mainstream media (and popular culture) gets focused on lawyers working in large firms (often …

Law firms can be regional/local in their reach, or national or even global.  Much depends on the size of the …