Applying to Law School

An application to law school requires familiarity with LSAC (the Law School Admissions Council, which compiles and sends out your application), advance preparation, and meticulous attention to detail.

Specifically, letters of recommendation (ideally, two letters from professors if you're still at Wesleyan, or less than three years out), and transcripts from all colleges attended in the US and abroad, are required.  Additionally, your resume, a personal statement, and possibly a diversity statement and/or addendum explaining extenuating circumstances impacting aspects of your application or fitness for law school are required.  If more than three years out of Wesleyan, employer recommendations will suffice.

Wesleyan's Pre-law Advisor, Jim Kubat, provides individual strategic guidance to seniors and alumni throughout the application process. This includes help with the selection of target schools once your LSAT score is received, review of your personal statement, diversity statement and addendums, and a critique of your resume.

Dean's Certification Letter

When needed, provide the required form along with a stamped addressed envelope for each law school to: 

                  Wesleyan University
                  Dean of the College Office
                  Attn: Jill Mattus
                  North College 219, 237 High Street
                  Middletown, CT 06459

Joint-Degree Programs

Some law schools offer joint-degree programs, which allow students to obtain a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in law and a graduate degree in another field, such as business, public policy, foreign policy, or environmental studies. The standard J.D. program is three years of study while a joint-degree program usually requires additional time. Some law schools allow students to create their own joint-degree program. For more details, check the individual school websites. Many joint-degree programs require that students apply separately and be accepted by both schools. Each school will independently review applications and grant admission.