Answers to Common Law School Questions
Here are answers to some of the more common questions I receive from clients:
- HOW LONG IS LAW SCHOOL?
Answer: While there can be differences between schools and programs, in general attending law school full-time will be 3 years, and most part-time programs are 4 years.
- WHAT ARE PREREQUISITES FOR LAW SCHOOL?
Answer: There are no prerequisite classes or majors to qualify for law school. While law related subjects can show your passion for the field and experience, admissions committees are also interested in accepting students from diverse educational backgrounds like arts, psychology and social sciences. You must, however, be in the process of completing your baccalaureate (undergraduate) degree or have completed it.
- WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A LAW SCHOOL?
Answer: I advise my clients to give themselves options by applying to reach schools – schools that based on your LSAT and gpa numbers are a long shot, schools where your numbers fall in the accepted range, and safety schools- schools where your numbers will make you a superstar. Look at the various factors that are important for you and will make you a good fit with a school.
- WHAT DOES J.D. STAND FOR?
Answer: J.D. stands for Juris Doctor, which is the degree you get when you graduate law school. You can put Esq. as your title once you’re a licensed attorney admitted to a state bar.
Applying to law school has lots of steps and facets. Give yourself time to know all you’ll need to do to give your application its best chance of being accepted. For a video that explains the law school application process and gives tips and tools for applying, visit my Law School Video Shop.
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Sincerely, Dr. Michelle Hubbard, Admissions Consultant