ERIC Number: ED378900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Thinking about Law School: A Minority Guide.
Law School Admissions Council, Newtown, PA.
This is a guide for minority group members who are considering entering law school and offers suggestions for success in the application process, in law school itself, and in choosing a career path. The first chapters guide the reader in self-assessment. Chapter 1 poses challenging questions about reasons for considering law school and chances for acceptance. Chapters 2 and 3 discuss the significance of achievement test scores and undergraduate transcripts. Chapter 4 encourages the reader to see him/herself as a valuable candidate for law school. Chapter 5 explores financial options including financial aid sources, and where to seek further information. The second section concentrates on exploration of law schools. Chapter 6 looks at how to gather information and how to assess the schools that best match particular needs and interests. Chapter 7 answers questions about sending out applications. Chapter 8 offers additional detail about communicating with the admission office especially ways to demonstrate accomplishments in college and professional life. Chapter 9 describes what happens in the admission office after the application arrives. Chapter 10 discusses what to do, and what to think about when a response arrives. Profiles of practicing minority group lawyers are interspersed throughout the volume. Appendixes contain decision profiles, sources of information on financial aid, suggested readings, and information on differences between law schools approved and not approved by the American Bar Association. (JB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Applicants, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Law Schools, Law Students, Lawyers, Legal Education (Professions), Minority Groups, Paying for College, Scores, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Study
Publications, Law Services, Box 40, 661 Penn Street, Newtown, PA 18940-0040.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admissions Council, Newtown, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Law School Admission Test