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Applying to Law School

The law school application process can be stressful and competitive. A strong interest and motivation will help you handle the process.

Take advantage of all resources available to you at Clark to research the law school application process and the legal field so that you are sure you really want to pursue law school. The Career Library has several books as well as alumni contacts – all there to provide you with information you will need to make your decision.

Application Process

In order for your application to be ready for review, the law schools must have the necessary materials.

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When to Apply

Your application should be complete in November of the year prior to the semester you want to start.

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Where to Apply

Factors to consider when deciding on potential schools include location, type, size, and chances for admission.

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Use these suggestions and tips to guide your journey toward law school.

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Every student applying to law school must take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

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Financing a legal education is not easy, but aid, scholarships, and grants are available.

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As you begin the process, keep in mind that the basic criteria used in determining an applicant’s admission are:

  • LSAT score (Remember: Your LSAT score and your cumulative grade point average are the paramount criteria.)
  • college records
  • the quality of your undergraduate institution
  • letters of recommendation
  • the personal statement or essay
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Prelaw Advising Program

Office Information
  • Jefferson Academic Center