Pre-Law - Academic Timeline

Freshman Year

  • Concentrate of attaining high grades in your University Core classes.
  • Develop good study habits.
  • Attend St. Robert Bellarmine Society Events.
  • Follow Pre-Law website for events and tips on applying to law school.

Sophomore Year

  • Continue your focus on getting high grades.
  • Carefully consider what you will major in and whether you will minor in a particular area.
  • Attend St. Robert Bellarmine Pre-Law Society Events.
  • Follow the Pre-Law website.
  • Consider taking an LSAT Prep Class whether you intend to take the LSATS or not.
  • Meet with the Pre-Law Advisor and Career Planning to discuss career options.

Junior Year

  • Start looking at what law schools you might be interested in attending.
  • Plan to attend the annual Law School Fair Law School Panel Discussion to get more information.
  • Think about what you might want to discuss in your personal statement that is part of your application.
  • Attend St. Robert Bellarmine Society Events.
  • Take the LSAT Prep Class during the Spring of your Junior year.
  • Plan to take the LSAT in June.

Senior Year

  • Narrow the list of law schools in which you are interested during the summer before you become a Senior.
  • Work on your Personal Statement and Application.
  • Line up your letters of recommendation from faculty members and others.
  • Have your application and supporting materials ready by late summer of your Senior year and apply as early as possible.
  • If you were unable to take the LSAT in June of your Junior year, plan to take the October exam in the fall of your Senior year. Apply as soon as possible after getting your scores.
  • Attend St. Robert Bellarmine Pre-Law Society Events.
  • Let the Pre-Law Advisor know of your progress in getting accepted. Other students will be anxious to learn from your experience!