I’m a freshman currently and I am considering law school as a plan for the future. However, I’m not really that good at politics and whatnot! Are there any resources that I could use to help me know a bit more about law school?
Lmao. Before law school comes finishing high school, getting into a good college for undergrad, completing pre-law, and then you think about law school. Look up some information about a law major. You’ll probably change your major once or twice, so don’t worry too much about Law school in 9th grade.
I know it’s early but I want to take classes in high school that give me more of an idea of what I want to be. Also it isn’t like I have all the money in the world and I’d rather not spend so much unnecessary time and money during college trying to find out what I want to do.
hey! i am also wondering the same thing in regards to getting into a good law school. i just graduated from high school and am going to an ivy next year. i’m a little nervous about making my fall schedule and i have a lot of class options that allow either pass/fail or graded. my uncle graduated from harvard law and he also said that law school admissions is really a numbers game. if so, should i just take more pass/fail classes if i’m not confident in whether or not i’d pull off that A? or will law schools care about transcripts, and whether or not i took easy classes?
@stephli woah that’s great that you got into an ivy school! congrats!! I know that I’m not a good source at all but I heard that if you want to go to law school, it’s best to avoid taking pre-law… that’s all I know but good luck!!
@raffie aww thanks sm and thanks for the heads up!
Here are some resources on law school and the legal profession:
(Even though the resources cited above were written for students at a particular school, the information has more general applicability.)
Law school admission is primarily a matter of GPA + LSAT score.
You can major in just about any liberal arts and sciences or engineering field. (Business might be relevant for some areas of law). However, not all majors score equally well on the LSAT. If you do a web search, you can find out which majors tend score high and which score low on the LSAT. In general, majors that foster quantitative skills are good. Majors that foster critical thinking and writing skills are also good (e.g., classics, philosophy).
You’ll find numerous online blogs and forum for sharing information, getting questions answered, and debating thesematters ad nauseum. You need not bother with these, however, until you get to the point of actually applying (e.g., in your senior college year, or after you graduate if you’re taking time off or working between undergrad studies and law school.)