Getting Into Law School

So you want to go to law school? It’s not an easy task by any means, but the prospects are fulfilling. There are three basic steps that you can take to have the best possible chance of succeeding.

Disclaimer: The information provided is for GENERAL use only. It does NOT reflect all admission policies or procedures. Please contact a respective law school’s admissions department for official information. The UBC Pre-Law Society is not liable for misinterpretation of information.

 

1) Maintain a high GPA

Most successful law school applicants have strong undergraduate academic records because it is a primary factor in most admission criteria. Therefore it is best to keep your GPA high to remain competitive.

2) Gain a decent LSAT score

The second factor in most admission criteria is your LSAT score. Almost all law schools require this test, and use it as a predictor of how successful you would be in their program. Having a good score can thus bolster your application.

3) Strong ‘soft’ factors  

Your GPA and LSAT score are ‘hard’ factors, however, some law schools will look at other ‘soft’ factors. These include significant extracurricular achievements, work experience, disabilities, exceptional circumstances, etc. Some law schools require interviews, letters of recommendations, and personal statements to understand the applicant as a whole, rather than just numbers.