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Preparing for Law School
posted on 21/4/2009

There are many young men and women who want to become lawyers when they get older. As an honorable field, getting into the legal practice also takes years of preparation and hard work. Part of the first steps to take in becoming a lawyer is getting admitted into law school. And even during the undergraduate years, one has to be well-prepared and well-informed about his options for law school. What are some of the requirements for admission into law school?

Besides completing a four-year undergraduate degree, students should pass certain units in order to qualify for admission to law school. Some of these courses include history, philosophy, political science, and sociology, to name a few. Also, the undergraduate student should pass the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), which may be taken during junior or senior year. Depending on the law school being applied for, there are certain forms, fees, and documents that must be accomplished. Included is your personal statement, or essay, which will be a means by which law schools can assess your personality and dedication as a law student.

In accordance with the abovementioned requirements, a huge factor that must always be considered when preparing for law school is finances. On the average, public law school fees can reach about $10,000 or more, while private law school tuitions can go beyond $20,000. On top of that, there are fees for transportation, board and lodging, books, and more. But regardless of the expenses that will face you when you get to law school, there are many options for financial aid that you can apply for. For one, you can get scholarship grants if you are qualified. Besides grants, you may also look into federal student loans to help finance your law school fees.


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