Preparation for law school is a continuous process. It involves planning an undergraduate program that develops the skills necessary for the successful study of law; learning about the law profession and career options; and participating in activities (extracurricular, volunteer, internships, related employment) that enhance and build on classroom learning.
Skills deemed most essential by law schools are written and verbal communication abilities, an organized and logical thought process, analytical reasoning, research, and strong habits of thoroughness, tenacity, and intellectual curiosity.
Please review the Pre-Law Fact Sheet (PDF) for information about suggested experiential opportunities available to UWM students, career outlook for lawyers, and options for your major.
A suggested timeline is also available to help you plan preparatory activities throughout your four years in college.
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