Thinking about Law School?

Where do I begin?

The following steps may help you to investigate your interest in a legal education:

When do I begin?

Typically, applications to law school are submitted in the fall semester prior to the academic year you wish to matriculate. Many law schools will post deadlines of March or April, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible, preferrably before Dec 1st. This is because many law schools have "rolling admission," which means they will consider applications as they arrive. In November and December, the applicant pool is much smaller, and therefore there is less competition for space. Hence, it is also advisable to have taken the LSAT in October or the previous year.

The LSAT is only offered four times a year: February, June, October, and December. When choosing your test date, look to the three months prior and determine if you can commit to serious, intense test preparation and study during that time. Learn as much as you can about the LSAT, how it is administered, and how it is scored before you jump into test preparation.

What should I major in at UNH?

This link will tell you what the American Bar Association (ABA) and the UNH Prelaw Committee have to say on this subject.

Who can help me?

Paula DiNardo is the Prelaw Advisor at UNH. Her office is located in Hood House (room 106) next door to the MUB. She is a member of the Northeast Association of Prelaw Advisors (NAPLA), works closely with UNH faculty and law school admissions contacts to keep abreast of the latest trends and research regarding admission to and succeeding in law school. To arrange a meeting with her, call 603.862.2064. If you are not local or unable to meet during the work day, you may call to arrange a telephone appointment with her, or correspond through email to discuss your options.

Where else can I get information?

 


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