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Recommended Activities

A photo of a Cal U student on a tour of a jail.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.