- Help students identify and solidify their interests and eligibility for law school
- Provide academic mentoring and support that keeps students on track toward successful graduate school applications and career progressions, both directly to students and indirectly through faculty development
- Expand research opportunities on all campuses
Join GSU’s students interested in pursuing law school through our CASA Pre Law GroupMe. Here you will receive notifications for all of pre-law tailored events, such as LSAT prep, info sessions, and application workshops.
Our dedication CASA Pre-Law Pathways GRA is here to answer any questions you may have. Visit our main page and click “Meet with a CASA Team Member to get connected and schedule a meeting with our Pre-Law GRA.
Pre-Law Pathways GRA
Office Hours: Visit the Bookings page
Melease Lynn is a 3L at Georgia State University College of Law. She attended Emory University as an undergraduate and majored in Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology. She spent a year between undergrad and law school engaging with the legal field by working in a boutique law firm in Illinois. Melease applied to several law schools throughout the country but enrolled in Georgia State University for its acclaimed health law program. Starting law school during a pandemic was a unique challenge, but she found that joining student organizations such as Moot Court and becoming an orientation mentor were incredible opportunities to interact with peers and incoming students. This semester Melease is enrolled in the HeLP Clinic at GSU, a supportive learning environment for law students to develop practical lawyering skills in substantive legal fields related to the health and well-being of low-income children and their families. Melease aspires to work within the health law field, and she spent this summer as an intern for a large medical malpractice insurance company working to manage provider risks.
See upcoming events and programs here!
- Visit CASA’s Calendar for upcoming events and registration details!
- LSAC Digital Law School Forums
- Each year, LSAC Law School Forums serve as invaluable opportunities for candidates to learn about law school and connect with law school representatives. By attending an LSAC Law School Forum, you’ll be able to connect directly with law school representatives from across North America, learn about financial aid and the law school admission process, and get answers to any questions you may have.
- Occur various days throughout the fall semester
- TestMasters LSAT Workshop Registration
- Date: November 16, 2022
- Time: 6PM (Eastern Time)
- LSAC Analytical Reasoning (AR) Field Study
- December 16 and 17.
- Research study where LSAT is researching alternative ways to assess analytical reasoning skills to improve the LSAT. Students can practice their AR skills under true LSAT testing conditions for free.
- Legal Defense Fund Marshall-Motley Scholars Program
- Join the webinar in partnership with the Law School Admission Council on November 15 | 12pm EST
- The Lex Fellowship: Study Abroad Opportunity
- The Lex Fellowship is a study-abroad program tailored for the needs of pre-law students. Lex runs during college breaks and allows you the opportunity to experience different law firms in different practice areas in locations across Europe. Students are guided by an Advisor with a US JD background and get the chance to experience a wide breadth of legal concentrations through diverse cases, fields, and lawyers. They are now accepting applications for Summer 2023.
- Learn more here.
Law school applications are submitted through the Law School Admission Council (“LSAC”) which can be found here. Although you must pay a fee per application through LSAC, some schools waive their individual application fee. Check the law school’s website to determine the eligibility requirements for a fee waiver and application requirements.
- LSAC Plus (Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars) Program
- 7sage: https://7sage.com/
- $10 package includes guidance, tips, tricks, and examples for the entire law school application
- University of Miami Webinar Recordings: scroll down to Admissions Section
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has a wealth of important information. Here are some useful links:
- “Your Journey to Law School” from LSAC
- LSAC’s “Checklist for Applying to Law School”
- Free Resources for Aspiring Law Students | The Law School Admission Council (lsac.org) https://www.lsac.org/discover-law/how-prepare-your-legal-education/free-resources-aspiring-law-students
- LSAC “Lawhub” for LSAT Preparation and Law School Application Information https://www.lsac.org/lawhub
- Fee Waivers for the LSAT & Credential Assembly Service (CAS) https://www.lsac.org/lsat/register-lsat/lsat-cas-fees/fee-waivers-lsat-credential-assembly-service-cas
- LSAT FAQs https://www.lsac.org/lsat/frequently-asked-questions-about-lsat
- Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools (search tool) https://officialguide.lsac.org/
- J.D. Application Requirements: https://www.lsac.org/applying-law-school/jd-application-process/jd-application-requirements
- Applying for Financial Aid: https://www.lsac.org/choosing-law-school/paying-law-school/applying-aid
- “Law School Unmasked” June 7- June 23
- “Admissions Unmasked” June 20 – July 29
Law school rankings are determined by a variety of factors, such as best post-graduation career prospects, quality of life, and available programs. Law schools take pride in their rankings, and students utilize these rankings to identify law schools that meet their individual criteria and rank high on measures that pertain to them. The websites provided below provide the best ranking summaries and offer school-specific enrollment data.
- Law School Numbers – http://lawschoolnumbers.com/
- LSAC – https://officialguide.lsac.org/release/ugpalsat/ugpalsat.aspx
(input GPA and LSAT score to see “reach/sweet spot/safety schools”)
- The Princeton Review – https://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-rankings/best-law-schools
- The Princeton Review, Find Your Dream Law School – https://www.princetonreview.com/law-school?ceid=lss-article-body
- U.S. News & World Report – https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings
- US News & World Report LSAT and GRE Comparison – https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/articles/2018-06-11/10-key-differences-between-the-lsat-and-gre
Below is a list of law schools in Georgia as well as a relevant contact. Review these acclaimed law schools to find out what makes students so excited to enroll.
- Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School: https://www.johnmarshall.edu/
- Rebecca Milter: Assistant Dean of Admissions and Recruitment
- email@example.com, 678-916-2620
- Emory University School of Law: https://law.emory.edu/
- Anthony Spatola: Director of Graduate Programs Admission
- firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-727-0604
- Georgia State University College of Law: https://law.gsu.edu/
- Monique McCarthy: Senior Director of Law Admissions
- email@example.com, 404-413-9004
- GSU Panther Scholars Program (never taken the LSAT, GPA > 3.5, ACT or SAT at or above 85th percentile at time of test administration) – https://law.gsu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/jd/#panther-scholars
- GSU Transfer Student Application:
- Mercer University School of Law: https://law.mercer.edu/
- Marilyn Sutton: Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
- firstname.lastname@example.org, 478-301-2429
- University of Georgia School of Law: https://www.law.uga.edu/
- Xavier R. Brown: Assistant Dean for Admissions
- email@example.com, 706-542-7060
LSAT Registration and Fees
The LSAT, Law School Admissions Test, is a multiple choice test provided several times throughout the year, typically provided every other month at testing sites all across the nation. Visit the LSAC website to register before the relevant deadline (www.lsac.org/lsat/lsat-dates-deadlines-score-release-dates).
- Frequently Asked Questions about the LSAT: https://www.lsac.org/lsat/frequently-asked-questions-about-lsat
- LSAT Fee Waivers: https://www.lsac.org/lsat/lsat-dates-deadlines-score-release-dates/lsat-cas-fees-and-refunds/fee-waivers-lsat-credential
LSAT Test Prep
We strongly recommend the use of a study aid or one of the resources listed below anytime an applicant considers taking or retaking the LSAT to enhance their prep efforts.
- LSAT Best Practices Guide
- GSU Test Prep Academy (Dr. Gary B. Cohen) – https://robinson.gsu.edu/executive-education/test-prep-academy/
- Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org/prep/lsat
- LSAT Engine – https://www.lsatengine.com/
- LSAT Hacks – https://lsathacks.com/explanations/
- LSAT Max (MaxMondays, Wisdom Wednesdays) – https://testmaxprep.com/lsat
- LSAT Unplugged (Steve Schwartz, free law school personal statement reviews) – https://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/lsat-course-packages.html
- The Princeton Review 2022 LSAT Prep Programs
- TestMasters – https://www.testmasters.net/
- $300 discount for GSU students at live (in-person or online) classes, $100 discount on self-paced online course
- Test Success – https://testsuccess.org/
- AccessLex – www.accesslex.org/max-prelaw
- XploreJD by AccessLex – https://xplorejd.org
- Student Loan Calculator www.accesslex.org/student-loan-calculator#/
- LexScholars by AccessLex – https://www.accesslex.org/tools-and-resources/lexscholars-accesslex
- MAX Pre-Law Coaching – https://maxprelaw.exceedlms.com/student/activity/412491-schedule-a-call-with-a-max-pre-law-coach
- AccessLex Diversity Pipeline Program Directory – https://www.accesslex.org/accesslex-diversity-pipeline-program-directory
- AccessLex Scholarship Locator – https://www.accesslex.org/databank
- Powerscore Books – https://www.powerscore.com/lsat/publications/
- Kaplan Books and Test Prep – https://www.kaptest.com/lsat
The Personal Statement requirement of any law school application can be daunting and confusing for many pre-law students. Below you will find helpful links to tips and tricks about how to write the best statement pertaining to your own experiences and knowledge.
- The Princeton Review Law School Personal Statement Tips https://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-advice/personal-statement
- Georgetown University Law School Personal Statement Dos and Don’ts https://careercenter.georgetown.edu/major-career-guides/graduate-school-guide/graduate-school-law-school/graduate-law-school-law-school-application-law-school-personal-statement-tips-html/#
- U.S. News 2 Law School Personal Statements That Succeeded https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/articles/2017-04-27/2-law-school-personal-statements-that-succeeded
- Patriot Pre-Law Program Schar School of Policy and Government The Law School Personal Statement: A Collection https://scharprelaw.gmu.edu/the-law-school-personal-statement-a-collection/
- University of Washington Writing Personal Statements for Law School https://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/site/assets/files/1062/personal_statement_law.pdf
- New England Law Boston 4 Outstanding Real-World Law School Personal Statement Examples https://www.nesl.edu/blog/detail/outstanding-real-world-law-school-personal-statement-examples
- Shemmassian Academic Consulting Law School Personal Statement: The Ultimate Guide (Examples Included) https://www.nesl.edu/blog/detail/outstanding-real-world-law-school-personal-statement-examples
- BeMo 10 Law School Personal Statement Examples in December 2021 https://bemoacademicconsulting.com/blog/sample-law-school-personal-statement-and-tips
- Accepted.Com Sample Law School Personal Statement Essays https://www.accepted.com/law/sampleessays
The 2022 LexScholars by AccessLex Application cycle opens on March 21, 2022. See Below for More Information:
- American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund – www.ambar.org/ABALOS (February 1 – April 1)
- KarmicKash (free tuition for BARBRI Law Preview ) – https://lawpreview.barbri.com/karmickash/
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund – https://marshallmotleyscholars.org/
- Pipeline to Practice Foundation Scholarships (free access to BARBRI Law Preview’s law school prep course before law school and a BARBRI Bar Review course after graduation) – https://pipelinetopractice.org/
“One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship – https://lawpreview.barbri.com/10000-get-information/
- Kahalas Term Scholarship, Suffolk University Law School, Boston – https://www.suffolk.edu/law/about/diversity-inclusion/kahalas-term-scholarship