Prerequisites

A broad and varied undergraduate education is considered the best pathway to the legal profession.  Law schools accepts applications from all majors and every discipline.    The following are the prerequisites for law school admissions:

LSAT

The most important prerequisite for law school admissions is a good score on the Law School Admission Test or LSAT.  LSAT tests the analytical and logical thinking ability.

GPA

In addition to a good LSAT score, the candidate must have high GPA (grade-point average).  GPA is a measure of a student’s academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted.  There should be a high correlation between  the GPA score and LSAT score.  Law schools look for applicants who have good GPA.

Personal Statement

The third significant factor in law school admission is the candidate’s personal statement.  The personal statement should contain the applicant’s significant life accomplishments.  The personal statement should also state what sets the applicant apart from the other applicants.

Letters of Recommendations

Most law schools require at least one letter of recommendation.  At least one letter must be from a faculty member.


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