Pre-Law Resources and Events
Key On-Line Resources
The following are a few key resources that will provide excellent information about preparing for law school:
- Rutgers School of Law - Camden: PLUS Program http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/plusprogram
- Steven and Sandy Sheller Scholarship (Application)
- Kaplan's Free Practice LSAT Test: http://www.kaptest.com/practice
- Kutztown University Pre-Law and Paralegal Society: http://kunited.collegiatelink.net/organization/prelawsociety
- Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program:http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates/documents/interestedinlawschool.pdf
- Law School Admissions Council: http://www.lsac.org/
- Law School Admission Test: http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/test-dates-deadlines.asp
- Pre-Law Student Resources: http://www.ilrg.com/
- American Bar Association: http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html
- ABA Resources:
- National Law Journal: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/index.jsp, and
- National Jurist: http://www.nationaljurist.com/
- Duncan School of Law: http://www.lmunet.edu/law/
- Law School Fee Waiver Information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvlERSqOc_jJdGd4cDBWUUxkQmhuVlVaakdOcExGZEE&hl=en_US#gid=0
- New York City Bar Student Pipeline Programs: http://www.nycbar.org/SLEOP
- National Association of Law Students with Disabilities: http://www.nalswd.org/resources.html
The LSAT is offered four times each year. LSAT National Test Dates are: September 27, 2014, December 6, 2014, Fenruary 7, 2015, June 8, 2015, October 3, 2015, and December 5, 2015.
Finding a Law School
While everyone has their own approach to choosing a law school, this is not the time to reinvent the wheel. Boston College's Law School Locator is an invaluable tool. Use it to identify schools where your grades and test scores are competitive for admission. After you check the site, most of your questions will be answered.
Have a Plan "B" (or "C," etc.)
Whether you are 100% certain about studying law, practicing law, becoming a J.D., M.D., Ed.D. or Ph.D., you may not hit a home run with your first swing. Don't give up. But there may be numerous reasons why it is not a reality your first time at bat. Money, family matters, competitive admissions to your first choice school, etc. may all reflect events that were not planned. You have to prepare for alternatives. This is where your undergraduate major is so important; what else might you do before law school. With the average age of a law school applicant being in their mid-twenties, it is clear that not everyone is fortunate enough to go straight from college to law school. Some of us even attended to law school in their late (very late) twenties (or so). All of this is meant to encourage you to plan ahead - along with the study hard and do well, while inventing a new smart-phone app that makes you a millionaire.
Check all the available resources and if you have any questions, give us a call or stop in to our offices. Good Luck and enjoy Kutztown University!
- DC Law School Fair: September 10, 2014 https://advising.columbian.gwu.edu/dc-law-school-fairU
- University of Baltimore Regional Law Fair: October 14, 2014 http://law.ubalt.edu/admissions/regional_law_fair/