Timeline

First Year

  • Acquire introductory knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Develop analytic and reasoning skills
  • Identify Faculty members to build relationships with
  • Choose a major

Second Year

  • Refine knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Refine analytic and reasoning skills
  • Start building relationships with Faculty members
  • Start volunteering / extracurricular activity
  • Possibly choose a minor that complements your major and makes you stand out

Third Year

  • Refine knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Refine analytic and reasoning skills
  • Continue building relationships with Faculty members
  • Continue volunteering / extracurricular activity -- Take a leadership role
  • TAKE PRELAW SEMINAR
  • Shadow law professionals
  • Prepare for the June LSAT

Fourth Year

  • Refine knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Refine analytic and reasoning skills
  • Ask for letters of Recommendation
  • Continue volunteering / extracurricular activity -- Get an internship
  • Work on personal statement
  • Apply early

Fifth Year

Go abroad, do something bold and meaningful before you go to law school! Americorps programs and the Peace corps are great choices.