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Admissions Overview

Law school admissions depend on more specific requirements than most other post-graduate programs. Schools require undergraduate transcripts and a certain level of GPA as well as a personal essay and an interview with an admissions board. Unlike other degree programs, applicants are required to take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) and include their score in their application. 


Law school admissions require prior transcripts and a GPA that meets the level required for the school that’s being applied to. Applicants will also need a personal essay outlining their achievements and qualifications. 

Applicants are required to prove they have taken and received a passing score on the LSAT. This aspect of the application process sets law school applications apart from other degree programs. Along with these requirements, an applicant needs to provide letters of recommendation, the number of which will be determined by the school being applied to.

How to Prepare for Law School Admissions

To begin the application process, applicants must schedule and take the LSAT. If they are not coming from an undergraduate program that provides preparation for law school, online and print resources can be used to study for the test. Law schools typically only look at the most recent score on an application, so taking the test multiple times to ensure a higher score won’t usually count against the applicant. 

Potential law students should pay careful attention to their personal essay. The essay will most likely be referred to during the interview process, so it’s important to be able to elaborate on the contents of the essay in the interview.

Most law degree programs require letters of recommendation as well. These can come from former professors, mentors, or employers, and the number of letters required varies from school to school.


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Law School Admissions Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to study law?

  • Where would you like to practice after graduating?

  • Why have you chosen this school?

  • What type of law do you hope to practice?

  • Tell us about yourself.

  • What qualities do you think will make you a good lawyer?

  • What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses as a student?

  • What skills from your undergraduate degree will you bring to law school?

  • What do you think you will gain from studying here?

  • Describe your career goals.

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