Preparing for Law School?
- Study what interests you. You can explore a range of majors and minors here at UWT!
- If you are a pre-major, talk with your academic adviser to explore your areas of interest and consider what majors/minors/courses may be a good fit: contact University Academic Advising
- If you are a pre-major, talk with your academic adviser to explore your areas of interest and consider what majors/minors/courses may be a good fit: contact University Academic Advising.
- Take courses that involve a lot of reading, writing, research and critical thinking
Core skills, values, knowledge and experience
you will need for law school according to the American Bar Association are:
- Problem Solving
- Critical Reading
- Writing and Editing
- Oral Communication and Listening
- Organization and Management
- Public Service and Promotion of Justice
- Relationship-building and Collaboration; Background Knowledge
- Exposure to the Law
Law involves substantial reading, writing and research, and much of a lawyer’s time, as well as a law student’s, is spent in a library. If you need advice on which specific courses are able to provide these skills and other relevant skills, talk to your academic adviser.
Maintain a good GPA
- Having a strong GPA is important when applying to law school. Make sure you have a well-balanced schedule that allows you to achieve and maintain a good GPA. Pay attention to your grading options, and watch out for grading options that result in S or NS rather than traditional grading.
- Take classes - including internships - that you are passionate about
- This can be anything you find to be interesting; and this can likely help you achieve a good GPA.
- Consider what legal field you want to study/learn more about and take some classes in these disciplines.
See our list of law-related courses. But remember, there is no “right” major for Law School. The list suggests classes you could possibly take or explore to learn more about that field.