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Summer School Tips for Pre-Law Students

By William Vogeler, Esq. on June 27, 2017 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If you've been thinking about going to law school and stumbled onto this website, you've come to the right place.

We're all lawyers here, been there and done that -- stumbled, that is. We can tell you where the potholes are on this road to becoming a lawyer.

Just follow the rules and you'll be fine. Here are some summer school directions:

Summer of Pre-Law

Guess what? It almost doesn't matter what undergraduate program you choose in pursuit of a law degree. It's more about problem solving, critical thinking, writing, research, and communication skills.

So basket-weaving might not be the best choice. What's more important is your performance. Class participation, timely completion of assignments, and grades matter to you and your teacher.

You need to cultivate a good relationship with your summer instructor because after you get that "A," you're going to ask for a letter of recommendation for law school. (This works for transfer students, too.) Don't be a teacher's pet, but do cultivate a professional relationship.

Law School and Beyond

If you're thinking about law school, you should also be thinking about law practice. Like, what's the point if you haven't decided that law is right for you?

Not coincidentally, life-long relationships are often started in school. It's good to have lawyer friends, too, because nobody else is going to hang out with you after you enter the profession -- especially if you later become a judge. Just kidding, but there are reasons many people don't like lawyers.

Anyway, sometimes it is who you know that makes the difference. In law practice, you are bound to run into somebody you knew in school.

It might be an adversary, a prospective employer, or even a judge. If you had a really good summer of law, it might even be a potential partner.

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