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So You Are Planning on a Career in Law? Read on!

Uploaded: May 24, 2016
Different colleges offer different programs and services to help undergraduate students prepare for admission to law school and to find internships and other opportunities that help them to consider a career in the law as well as other professions.

While virtually all small, mid-sized and larger colleges offer pre-law advising either through their career development center or through academic advising services, it is not done the same way at every school.

Among the value-added programs and services offered different schools are:

• Membership in career-related consortiums with colleges and/or universities that have agreed to share internship and job postings or conducted in-person events together to help students to find jobs or internships in major cities.
• Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, the national pre-law fraternity.
• Other networking groups where undergraduates can meet with and/or shadow lawyers at work.
• Academic programs in legal studies that offer coursework to help undergraduates to succeed in law school or in other career directions in business and government.
• Mock Trial program for undergraduates interested in learning and trying cases in a simulated court room in regional and national competitions.
• Partnerships for early admission to law school where undergraduates take courses in the law school during their senior year in college.
• Honors colleges within the larger schools that offer smaller honors classes and/or living and learning communities. This helps to make the education at a larger school closer to being as personal as it is at a smaller one.

When you are constructing a college list and considering prelaw studies, it pays to do this extra step in your research!

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admissions. Elizabeth helps students identify majors and career paths, and develops best match college lists; she offers personalized essay coaching, and tools and strategies to help students tackle each step of the admissions process with confidence and success. Elizabeth guides students from all backgrounds to maximize scholarship opportunities and financial aid awards. For more information, visit Elizabeth Call (925) 385-0562 or email her at [email protected]
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