Five Things to Consider if You Want to Go to Law School

Georgetown University's Career Education Center offers many services for students interested in law school. If you think you might be interested in law, here are five things you should consider doing:

1. Meet with your pre-law advisor

To schedule a 30-minute pre-law advising appointment, come to front desk of the Career Education Center on the first floor of the Leavey Center. During your appointment, you can explore why you are considering law school, discuss relevant internship opportunities, identify potential law schools, or address any other related concerns. You can also meet with the pre-law advisor during a fifteen-minute same-day appointment. Same-day pre-law appointments are generally held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Same-day appointments give you an opportunity to have your resume reviewed or to ask narrowly focused questions, such as "Should I cancel my LSAT score?" or "Do I need another recommendation?"

2. Attend a pre-law workshop

The pre-law advisor holds workshops throughout the fall semester. The most popular workshop is titled "Whether, When and How to Apply to Law School" and is a great introduction to the law school application process. A second workshop addresses "How to Write a Personal Statement.” Other workshops are held throughout the year. Check your calendar in Hoya Career Connection for workshop dates and times.

3. Visit the Career Education Center library

Located on the first floor of the Career Education Center, the library includes a pre-law section. Here, you can browse law school catalogs and review many books and articles about law school, legal careers, and related topics.

4. Meet with a law school admissions representative

Each fall, a number of law schools send admissions representatives to the Georgetown campus to meet with potential applicants. You will find law school visits on the calendar in Hoya Career Connection.

5. Allow yourself to consider other careers

A career in law is not right for everyone. Before committing to the time and expense of law school, you owe it to yourself to consider other options. We offer many services to help you determine whether law school is right for you. You can work with our pre-law advisor or meet with one of our career counselors or employment advisors to discuss all of your options.