Thinking about Law School : Resources

Pre-Law: Choosing courses

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

A substantial portion of individuals in elected office have law degrees – for example, roughly one-third of members of Congress went …

A field or “practice area” of law refers to legal practice relevant to a particular type of law, or, more …

Almost all professors in law schools have law degrees. Traditionally, this was the only academic credential necessary for teaching in …

Individuals without law degrees who work in law-related careers generally either work as paralegals, legal assistants and legal secretaries, and/or …

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 …

There are a number of published resources for finding out more about different legal careers—so many that it would be …