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What Students Study Before Law School

What Students Study Before Law School

With opposing beliefs on what to major in before attending law school, Judge Napolitano, strongly feels students should major in either political science, or history. Other schools of thought suggest an unexpected major could make a law school application stand out from the rest. Some high school students already know they want to study law, and could plan their entry to law school years before ever stepping foot on a college campus. However, regardless of knowing what is at the end of the road or not, everybody who attends law school must follow the same first year curriculum before deciding their concentration. First year law students must study civil procedure, contracts, criminal law, property, torts as well as a number of other predetermined courses. Judge Napolitano suggests prioritizing your school work, because law school will be time consuming. Make sure to study for the LSAT, a standardized test designed for law school entry. Get plenty of rest before the actual exam, and it is a great idea for practice questing, paired up with practice timed exams. Scoring high on the LSAT will be beneficial to any law school applicant. Keep focus on grade point average, that is another important optic in standing out. Other tips on how we improve our skills, and chances of being accepted in law school is to practice public speaking, and writing. Another way is to gain hands-on experience. Also, it might be a good idea to look into other career paths. That being said, does not mean becoming a lawyer is far fetched, just make sure to cover all options available. True, while in college, there are no must enroll in classes for law school, anything can basically be ‘pre-law’. All that must be done is successfully completing college and getting a bachelor’s degree. Requirements are basically having a high grade point average, scoring well on the LSAT, which study groups are available for that. Unlike pre-med, where students must take required prerequisites in order to get into medical school, law students are not held to these same standards. It is a good idea however, to find internships, or even clerk for a judge, or possibly research while in law school, even find a local judge in the community to do work for. Time management is key to achieving a jurisprudence doctor, or JD degree. Knowing that law school is the ultimate goal, and attainable, be prepared for a lot of reading. Hours of it. Start saving now, because not only is law school expensive, so are the law textbooks. It is prestigious, and anything worth having is worth working hard for. Goals are great to have, and attending law school is a great goal to have in mind too. Study hard and practice time management, while getting involved in the community, go ahead and save some change while at it because attending law school will cost a lot of money. Practice makes perfect, so remember to practice every chance available in order to score well on the LSAT.