Pre-Law Program Process

The Stetson Pre-Law Program is a Step-By-Step Process.  For optimal success, follow the process below in order. 

Curriculum and GPA are vital

Step 1: Curriculum and GPA

Email the Registrar your intent to be Pre-Law (Email [email protected] and [email protected])

Choose your major

Consider these important classes.

Consider finishing early or guaranteeing your admission into one of the best trial practice law schools in the nation. Read about our 3+3 and 4+3 programs!

Again, no matter what major/minor you choose, remember to get your grade point average as high as possible!

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LSAT score is a great way to gain entry in law school and scholarships

Step 2: High LSAT Score Is Important

A high score on the LSAT is a must for acceptance/scholarship at a great law school.

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.

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Phi-Alpha Delta and Mock Trial train you and connect you to attorneys/judges/legal professionals

Step 3: Join Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) and its Mock Trial Team

Network and bond with other pre-law and law students as well as attorneys and judges   

Consider Stetson's Undergraduate Mock Trial Team. More info  

Join Phi Alpha Delta, and consider its Mock Trial Team.

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Get academic advising through your prelaw advisor and professional advising through your internship

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.

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