June 21, 2018 Articles

Things I Wish I Knew Before Applying to Law School

By Elizabeth Sher and Rachel Packer

Contrary to what one might think, the process of applying to college and getting through four years of undergraduate education does not adequately prepare most people who later decide to apply to law school. Graduate education, especially law school, introduces new factors into the decision-making process. And while some prospective law students have the benefit of an experienced lawyer who can provide sage advice regarding choosing a law school, getting through law school and the bar exam, and embarking on a positive career path, many others are left to wonder whether they are making the right decisions and what effect those decisions will have on their future legal careers. Although no one has all the answers, let alone all the right answers, you need to be sure you are asking the right questions. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a law school, completing your legal education, and entering the legal field.

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