Keep the following core competencies in mind as you develop your undergraduate and post-graduation plans, including course selections:
Close reading and critical analysis of complex texts involving issues of social and political importance
Clear and concise written and oral communication skills, active listening, and effective presentation skills
The ability to research, organize, and synthesize information in a clear and logical manner
The ability to challenge one’s own personal belief systems, and develop comfort and tolerance for uncertainty
Effective negotiation and creative problem solving
Integrity and trustworthiness
Historically, to be considered a competitive candidate for a Top 20 law school, applicants need to have a 3.5 GPA or better and a 165 or better (92nd percentile) on the LSAT. BUT, remember that reviews of law school applications are truly holistic, so these are not strict guidelines or set minimums. Your GPA is only one part of the admission package, so it is important to develop strategies for strengthening your overall application.
A pre-law advisor can help you evaluate your potential application and the options available to you, regardless of GPA or LSAT score, and you can use oure Pre-Law Connect with an Advisor page to reach one.
Engage in your communities on and off campus to build an experience unique to you and your interests: