Qualifications of the Ideal Law School Applicant

By Rebecca Fae Greene

Part of Law School For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re considering going to law school, you know your reasons for applying, but you may not know what law schools look for in a candidate. For a law school admissions committee, the ideal applicant has the following credentials:

  • Has taken a variety of challenging courses in college and scored well in them

  • Has a well-thought out reason for wanting to go to law school

  • Has excelled in extracurricular, service-oriented, or work-related activities

  • Writes a dynamic personal statement that reveals an intriguing personality to admissions committees