Suggested Timeline for Law School Preparation

*Note: this timeline is only a suggestion of how to prepare yourself for law school.

Freshman and Sophomore Years

  • Focus on doing well in course and achieving a high GPA
  • Develop relationships with Professors so that they can write letters of recommendation that really speak to who you are


Junior Year

  • Get experience through an internship
  • Study abroad
  • Take on leadership positions in organizations
  • Decide when you are taking the LSAT (*best time to take LSAT is in the summer before your Senior Year) and begin studying
  • Look into which schools you want to apply to and visit Law School campuses
  • Second semester, you should think about who you would like to ask to write you a letter of recommendation


Senior Year

  • Take LSAT if you have not already done so
  • Begin applying to Law Schools in the fall
  • Once you decide which schools you are applying to, approach Professors for letters of recommendation