Thinking about Law School : Resources

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 …

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 …

Pre-Law: Choosing courses

The selection of courses that you take as an undergraduate is just as important as how well you do in …

Earning good grades in challenging courses demonstrates academic excellence. Compiling an impressive record is a critical first step in the …

Pre-Law: Law-related internships

Internships—paid, for credit, or entirely volunteer—are the best way to get experience in a legal field before making the big …

Strong writing skills are essential for success in law school and as a lawyer. You should make sure that you …

Most people decide to take some “time off” before applying to law school—roughly two-thirds of applicants each year are already …

Law schools really are interested in your extracurricular activities, work history, internships, and community service (it’s not just a numbers …

The practice of law, like most professions, is now largely dependent on computer technology. As a law student, you will …