Preparation Timeline

First Year

  • Focus on your grades.
  • Explore major and minor options. 
  • Attend Pre-Law 101 in September.
  • Consider joining Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law fraternity.
  • Speak with someone in the legal profession.

Sophomore Year

  • Focus on your grades.
  • Attend Pre-Law 201 in September.
  • Continue to develop skills that will make you a better candidate.
  • Select and declare your major.
  • Get to know your professors.
  • Research law schools and the legal field.
  • Consider an internship or part-time job.
  • Take Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) practice tests.

Junior Year (Fall)

Junior Year (Spring)

  • Identify faculty/supervisors for letters of recommendation.
  • Attend the Junior Pre-Law Advising Workshop in February.
  • Prepare for the LSAT.
  • Finalize your resume.
  • Finalize your personal statement.
  • Register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
  • Apply to law schools.


  • Take the LSAT.