Online Pre-law Summer Series - 2013
This 12-week online summer course series (three classes total) is designed specifically to prepare you for the LSAT, complete a strong personal statement (a part of the law school application process), help you determine if law school is right for you, build a solid foundation in deductive reasoning and prep you to succeed in law school.
These courses are designed to be taken as a cohesive series; however, based on your interest they can also be taken individually. Be sure to read the course overview and syllabus carefully.
Getting into law school
A recent survey conducted by Kaplan found that the majority of law school admissions officers look at the following criteria for their candidates, usually in this order: 1) LSAT scores; 2) undergraduate GPA; 3) the personal statement letter; 4) letters of recommendation; and finally 5) professional/internship experience.
Why prep for law school?
Law school is very different than most undergraduate institutions. While law school students learn to become better thinkers, writers and speakers, law school is not an extension of an undergraduate degree program.
Here are a few ways that law school differs from undergraduate education:
- Studies in law school will be more focused, all classes being law-related and including very few electives.
- Many law schools utilize the Socratic Method, meaning students will be required to comprehend a large amount of information regarding legal cases and will be called upon regularly in the classroom. This case method is very effective at testing a student's ability to synthesize information and apply it to new situations.
- Grades are based almost exclusively on one final exam and students will not see any type of evaluation until the end of the term.
Additional pre-law information can be found on the College of Liberal Arts website.