In addition to your academic degree in any major, these activities may enhance your prospects for admission to law school:
- Taking a wide variety of challenging courses that emphasize reading and interpreting difficult texts, and that develop your skills in critical thinking, writing and oral communication.
- Keeping an electronic and paper portfolio of all written assignments.
- Keeping an up-to-date resume.
- Developing a list of professors and/or supervisors (at least three) who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation and/or serve as a reference. Take courses from the professors on your list several times and have them get to know you academically.
- Completing at least one internship in your field of study and/or related to law.
- Participating in at least one club or organization related to law or politics, such as the Pre-law Society.
- Participating in intellectual activities on campus, such as attending lectures and law-releated films or taking part in debates and book clubs.
- Visiting law schools.
- Forming a study group for a class that meets once a week for an entire semester. (This is a common practice in law school.)
- Meeting lawyers and talking to them about law school and the legal profession.
- Studying and practicing for the LSAT.