Is it really hard to get into Law School?
I am not super smart or top of my class and I am wondering if you must be top of the class and super high GPA to even get into Law school. I have heard this quite a bit so I am worried and curious.
Another thing you might want to think about is working for a bit after finishing your undergrad studies before diving into law school. At my old school, the average age of law students is 27. So, you've got time!
I wouldn't be worry about the difficulty of getting into law school. What would I worry about is if being a lawyer is what you really want to do. If the end goal is becoming a lawyer and that is what makes you fulfilled, the difficulty of the journey should not matter. If you are passionate about law school it will translate in your academics and schoolwork which will fuel your success. Hope this helps!~
1) The required GPA for admission
2) If they need an additional entrance exam and whether a good score can compensate for a lower GPA
3) Get in touch with the school's admissions team
Remember, there are various options to achieve your dream education even if not higher GPAs. Be sure to explore opportunities at community colleges as well.
Getting into law school takes work but you don't need to be the smartest person in the room. You just have to be willing to study, work hard, be dedicated and stay focused. Take prep courses where possible and connect lawyers or those currently in law school to get some pointers on how to best prepare.
It's always good to take the journey for yourself and while hearing how others perceive their experience can be helpful - try not to let that deter you from doing what you truly want to do.
Sky is the limit - you'll do great things in life if you are passionate about it.
Don't stress about the challenges of getting into law school. If that's your dream and you're determined to make it happen, just concentrate on taking it one day at a time and doing everything in your power to prepare. Your undergraduate GPA is important for law school admission, but other factors like your experience, LSAT score, extracurricular activities, and more also play a role. With numerous law schools out there and plenty of time to get ready for admission, you're in a great position to succeed. Just keep working towards your goals, and you'll surely achieve them!
Wishing you the best :)
First, I would challenge anyone who says you're not "super smart". There's actually very little connection between having great grades and being successful in life. I know a lot of people who were nowhere near the top of their class, but they're VERY successful now.
Second, if you do want to be a lawyer, remember that a law degree is nothing more than a way to HELP you become a great lawyer. Try not to see law school as test of your ability or a challenge you have to overcome. Instead, focus on building skills that will make you a great lawyer like: attention to detail, ability to perform under pressure, asking great questions, and persuading people with logic and facts. What can you do to build these skills and to have fun while you build them?
If you focus on building these skills, it may still be difficult, but you will find a way.
Third, look up David Boies - he's one of the most successful lawyers in the US, even though he really struggled in school because of dyslexia.
Finally, reply here with any questions, comments, or ways I can help. There are a lot of people out there who want to see you succeed - including me.
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Best of luck!