Ten Quick Tips: How Miguel Prepared for Law School

Miguel Willis, LSAC Presidential Innovation Fellow

Ten Quick Tips:

How Miguel Prepared for Law School

  1. Explore your interests broadly—both inside and outside of the classroom!
  2. Learn more about how law is a part of every industry. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.
  3. From books to news articles and magazines, read as much as you can.  
  4. Take courses that will interest and challenge you! Classes like Philosophy will help develop critical thinking skills.
  5. Writing and research are key skills for law school, so take as many writing-intensive courses as possible, including English and literature.
  6. Pursue your passions! Join student organizations with activities that speak to you. If you’re interested in making a difference in the community, step up and volunteer for leadership positions in those organizations.
  7. Practice becoming a better manager of your time, study schedule, projects, and social life. Learning to manage your time well now will put you on the path to academic and future professional success!
  8. Look for internships or any opportunities outside of the classroom so you can start building professional relationships with people in the legal field. 
  9. Learn about what lawyers do and how other professionals apply legal knowledge.
  10. Keep your GPA up. It is an important part of your law school application, along with your activities, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

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