Pre-Law Program Process
The Stetson Pre-Law Program is a Step-By-Step Process. For optimal success, follow the process below in order.
Step 1: Curriculum and GPA
Choose your major.
Consider these important classes.
Consider a business law minor as an option for strong training in law matters. Being a business school major is not a pre-requisite to taking a business law minor class!
If you are a Stetson Undergraduate honors student, click here for the eligibility requirements for you to enter the Direct Admission Program with Stetson Law.
Again, no matter what major/minor you choose, remember to get your grade point average as high as possible!
Step 2: High LSAT Score Is Important
When should you take the LSAT?
Check out our list of courses at Stetson that help prepare for LSAT and other pre-law recommended classes.
Some LSAT prep companies are better than others. See the Pre-Law Program Chair Dr. Sven Smith or another prelaw advisor for suggestions of good preparation.
Step 3: Join Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), its Mock Trial Team and its Moot Court Team
Network and bond with other pre-law and law students as well as attorneys and judges
Consider becoming a counselor in Stetson's Mock Trial Summer Camp for high schoolers held every summer.
Step 4: Advising, Internships and Other Opportunities
Choose and notify your pre-law advisor to gain advice of what kind of attorney you should be, where should you go to law school, which of the recommended courses are best for you, and for further advice on other opportunities related to law.
Look for and apply for legal internships.
Other opportunities include working at our mock trial camp.
Construct the Letters of Recommendation and Personal Statement
Speak with your pre-law advisor to ask them:
- What to consider when writing your personal statement and gathering your letters of recommendation.
- How you prepare your academic and professional records in order that your letters of recommendation define you in a way that makes the law school you like, like you.
- What structure you use to write your personal statement.
- How you choose the school that is right for you.