Ten Quick Tips:
How Miguel Prepared for Law School
- Explore your interests broadly—both inside and outside of the classroom!
- Learn more about how law is a part of every industry. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.
- From books to news articles and magazines, read as much as you can.
- Take courses that will interest and challenge you! Classes like Philosophy will help develop critical thinking skills.
- Writing and research are key skills for law school, so take as many writing-intensive courses as possible, including English and literature.
- 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.
- 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!
- Look for internships or any opportunities outside of the classroom so you can start building professional relationships with people in the legal field.
- Learn about what lawyers do and how other professionals apply legal knowledge.
- Keep your GPA up. It is an important part of your law school application, along with your activities, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.