Preparing for Law School in College (Part Three)
As you are likely beginning to see, preparing for law school is extensive. As with most large, seemingly overwhelming tasks, the job of preparing for law school is best approached by breaking it up into smaller, more manageable parts. When you think about it, maintaining a high GPA does not require you to add too much to your plate because you should be doing that anyway. As for developing skills, such as critical thinking, reading comprehension, and logical reasoning, you will be doing that while studying hard to maintain your GPA. Today, we are going to discuss the final pieces of the preparation puzzle.
4. Build Relationships with Your Professors
If your sights are set on acceptance to a highly ranked law school, letters of recommendation are going to be important. In fact, letters of recommendation are going to be important no matter what path you choose after college. A letter of recommendation from a respected professor carries weight and authority. Visit your professors during their office hours to establish a relationship with them. Talk to them about the class and ask them for help. Not only will your professor become familiar with you, but it will also help do you well in school. Two birds, one stone.
5. Find an Internship
An internship will give you important professional experience and it will give you an idea as to what it is like to work in the field of law. Not only will this show potential law schools how serious you are about pursuing a career in law, but it will also help you find out if a career in law is really right for you. Work with your school to find an internship that suits your interests and needs. If you do this during your college career, you will be getting college credit for your work! This is also a good chance to build connections with people already working in legal industry.