The admissions experts at Miami Law, authors of the guide 29 Critical Questions to Ask About Law School, have put together a list to assist in pre-law planning. This resource covers key questions from admissions, to academics, to law student life including:
What Are Law Schools Looking for in an Applicant?
What Should I focus on in my Personal Statement?
Can I Afford Law School?
How Beneficial is a Joint Program like a JD/MBA?
Dual Degree Program in Law
The University of Miami offers the Dual-Degree Program in Law, which allows University of Miami undergraduate students with high academic ability to gain admission to both undergraduate study and to graduate study in the law school. Such an achievement gives qualified students the chance to complete both bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees in just six years. Students may apply to the Dual-Degree program when applying for undergraduate admission or any time after their freshman year, as long as they meet the admission requirements.
Some Other General Tips
- Apply early
- Visit law school websites for specific information and requirements and research the schools that match your goals.
- Prepare well for the LSAT; take many timed practice tests.
- There are numerous companies that offer LSAT preparation courses and LSAC offers a free prep course through the Khan Academy and free and purchased released test questions.
- Pre-Law Advisor: It is also a good idea to get to know your undergrad pre-law advisor who you should be able to find on your school’s website.
- Attend a Law School Forum* and other law related events to educate yourself about preparing for and succeeding in law school.
- Talk to lawyers and find out what they do.
- Listen to law student stories and learn about many areas of legal practice
- Take academic work as an undergraduate seriously.
- Without compromising academic work, round out an undergrad portfolio with activities and leadership positions. It is better to have a meaningful role in one or two organizations than be a member in many.
- Understand the difference between LSAC, LSAT, and CAS (Credential Assembly Service)
Our Law School Admissions Specialists are here to help you with any questions you may have. You can reach out to us via email, by filling out our Request Information Form or by visiting us in person during one of our On-Campus Tours
Regarding Important Dates
Regarding the LSAT
Regarding the Law School Application Process
Regarding Pre-Law Info for University of Miami School of Law
Regarding Doing Research on Law Schools
Regarding Law as a Career
* Miami Law representatives will be attending LSAC Forums and participate in approximately 80+ recruitment events throughout the country each fall. Additionally, Miami Law hosts several on-campus events, such as Open Houses, application and LSAT Workshops, mock admissions panels, law student panels, and class visits. These events can be extremely useful and informative.