Prelaw advisors at Suffolk can help you prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), apply to law school, and plan for a career in the legal field. They're also here to answer your questions about the law school experience and alternative legal careers.

Law schools consider many factors when they make admittance decisions. However, your cumulative grade point average and LSAT score are two very important indicators. Law schools also strive for diverse student backgrounds to ensure a well-rounded education.

Unlike premedical programs, which are required for admission to medical schools, the concept of a “Prelaw” program or curriculum is actually a myth. Law schools do not suggest a single curriculum path as an ideal preparation for law school.

Moreover, law schools do not specify what academic major will increase a student’s prospect for admission. Law schools want students who can think, read, and write, and who have some understanding of the forces that have shaped human experience and society. Training in analytical reasoning and writing and in oral and written communications will also be beneficial. These attributes can be acquired in any number of college courses in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, as well as business disciplines.

Rigorous, challenging courses that emphasize the above skills are the best preparation for law school and the law school admissions process. Choosing easy courses to inflate your GPA is not recommended because they won't prepare you for the LSAT or law school.

A list of prelaw advisors is availabe online.