Begin your law school preparations as early as possible during your undergraduate career. The American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has provided a statement on Pre-Law Preparation that can be found here.
Explore and examine both the profession and the law school experience. Carefully examine your interests, abilities and goals. Question your preconception about “the Law,” and weigh your aspirations against the realities of job opportunities and law school admissions. If these considerations do not yet confirm your commitment to a legal career, work a year or two before applying to law schools.
Here Are Some Important First Steps:
- Meet with the pre-law adviser to help you clarify your career interests.
- Utilize Career Services’ Colgate Connection to identify alumni who may be contacted for advice and information about their career paths.
- Participate in the Pre-Law Society and other relevant student organizations.
- REVIEW OUR GUIDE (PDF), which you can download or print out, for a suggested timeline, resources, and advice for the entire application process.