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How to Get into Law School

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Law school admission requires careful, strategic planning -- let these steps be among the first challenges you rise to.


Step 1: Complete your undergrad degree with a good GPA
Make sure your undergraduate degree is complete, and you have a good grade point average.

Step 2: Get three or four recommendations
Get three or four recommendations in writing.

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Get to know your professors, particularly those you plan to ask for a recommendation.

Step 3: Locate an LSAT preparation course
Conduct an internet search to locate an LSAT prep program. They're offered regionally, as well as online.

Step 4: Practice, practice, and more practice
Practice, practice, practice. LSAT exams do not test for law knowledge; they test for analytical and critical thinking

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The majors most frequently recommended for law school are English or literature, history, philosophy, and political science.

Step 5: Research law schools
While you're waiting for your LSAT results, research law schools and begin the application process.

Step 6: Work carefully on the application essays
Work hard and carefully on the application essays. Most admissions require high scores on the essay results, and lengthy essays.

Did You Know?
Did you know? As of 2009, the state of New York had the most active resident lawyers, at 153,552. North Dakota has the fewest, with 1,381.

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