Before you decide to attend law school, be prepared to honestly answer the following three questions:

  • Why do I want to go to law school?
  • Is law school right for me?
  • What can I do with a law degree?

Choosing to attend law school for the right reasons will help you achieve personal and professional success in the study and practice of the law.

Prospective law students are encouraged to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in June following their Junior year at Cornell and ideally no later than October of their Senior year. Students wishing to work immediately after graduation and then going on to law school should take the LSAT no later then October in the year preceding their anticipated matriculation in law school.

As you prepare for law school, be sure to do the following:

  • Earn excellent grades
  • Develop a curriculum with a pre-law advisor that meets your needs and maximizes your chances of law school admission.
  • Perform well on the LSAT.
  • Participate in law-related activities through the pre-law program and do a law-related internship.

As you continue thinking about law school, review what the American Bar Association has to say in their statement on effective Preparation for Legal Education.