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?
Our Law School Admissions Specialists are here to help you with any questions you may have. You can reach us at 305-284-6746, by email at Admissions@law.miami.edu, or interact with us virtually. Virtual tours, meetings, class visits, and webinars are available to explore here.
Preparing for the LSAT
Important Dates to Consider
The Law School Application Process
Pre-Law Info for the University of Miami School of Law
Show your Interest by Requesting Information
Attend a Law Class (Virtual)
Join an Interactive Virtual Tour with Current Law Students
Attend Information Sessions, Open Houses, & LSAT Workshops (Virtual)
Review our UM Pre-Law Handbook
Watch Miami Law Alumni & Student Spotlights
Learn about our Dual Degree Program in Law (3+3)
View our Law School Video
Review the Miami Law Fast Facts
How to Research Law Schools
Choosing Law as a Career
- Attend LSAC Forums and law fairs to learn more about the application process and to meet with law school representatives.
- Apply early.
- Visit law school websites for specific information and requirements and research the schools that match your goals.
- Prepare for the LSAT; take several timed practice tests and choose a prepcourse that works for you.
- 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 a good idea to get to know your undergrad pre-law advisor who you should be able to find on your school’s website.
- 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.