Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best major to prepare me for law school?
Law schools do not recommend any particular undergraduate major.
However, the Pre-Law Advisory Committee recommends that students select
courses that build critical thinking and writing skills.
Are there particular courses I should take?
The American Bar Association urges Pre-Law students to develop a broad understanding of history, political thought, math skills, an understanding of human behavior and social interaction, and an understanding of diverse cultures and world events. Stetson University offers a wide variety of courses in the liberal arts curriculum that are favored by law schools.
How should I prepare outside of classes?
Seeking out diverse life experiences and making contributions to society are highly recommended. Opportunities to study abroad, obtain internships, and engage in community service and service learning are offered throughout Stetson University.
How do law schools evaluate my application?
Usually, law schools consider LSAT scores, grade point average, personal statements, letters of recommendation and extracurricular activities. Most law schools usually require a minimum 3.0 GPA and a 155 LSAT score.
What law school is best for me?
Your LSAT score and grade point average will largely determine the tier of law school where you are likely to be most competitive. A student with a 3.9 grade point average and a 172 LSAT score may be a competitive applicant for Yale or Columbia Law School. Naturally, students may also be interested in attending public or private law schools in the Southeast region. Law schools also seek gender, race, economic and geographical diversity. If you are a member of an underrepresented group, your application may be highly valued. Attending the Pre-Law Fair will help also you gain insightful information from participating law schools.
What field of law should I consider?
It is important during your college career to assess whether or not you wish to be a practicing attorney. There are many kinds of law, from intellectual property to real estate, from corporate finance to estate planning. Spending a summer working as a law clerk, pursuing an internship or seeking informational interviews may help you to decide.