Preparing for Law School

Although there is no required pre-law curriculum, law schools look favorably at students who have developed and acquired certain skills, including analytical and problem solving, critical reasoning, writing, oral communication, and research. Law schools do not favor one academic major over another, nor do they prefer to see certain courses on your transcript. Courses related to law, for example, can be helpful in your undergraduate preparation for law school, but they are not required for admission. Similarly, select jobs and campus activities that interest you and express your passions. Law schools like to see applicants with a breadth of experiences and intellectual inquiry. Explore and learn more about your general interests, convictions, and values. Develop your leadership ability. This will serve you well both in law school and throughout your career.

Spend your time at Wesleyan wisely. Maintain a high level of academic achievement. Engage with the campus community and exemplify high standards of character. Build strong relationships with faculty members and staff who may later write you letters of recommendation. Look for pre-law related events and opportunities on Handshake. If you stay focused on your goal of entering the legal profession, you will do well in the law school application process.