Career Services

For Students, Alumni and Employers

Law School

Overview

  • Any major is acceptable for pursuing a career in law. Common majors include political science, philosophy, psychology, and criminal justice. Political science offers a Law and Public Policy concentration and the Law and Criminal Behavior Applications concentration is available through psychology. View our majors
  • All law school applicants are required to take the LSAT entrance exam. The LSAT is administered by the Law School Admission Council and tests reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. It is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year. About the LSAT
  • Ready to get started on the application process? Applying to law school
  • Where have Cal Lutheran pre-law students gone on to study? See the partial list of law schools attended

Applying to Law School

Application Assistance Program and Resources
What is Law School Application Assistance Program?

The Law School Application Assistance Program at CLU is a free service to assist CLU students and alumni with the application process for Law School.

Resume Assistance and Reviews

Whether you are just getting started with putting together a resume or already have one in place, Career Services can help you with getting it ready for law/legal related internships or for law school applications. Access samples in the document library and upload your rough draft for a counselor to review in clupostings, attend a resume writing workshop or schedule an appointment with a career counselor. A resume is a crucial part of the application process, you'll want to make sure it's in the correct format and includes everything you need!

Do I Need an Internship?

Yes! Not only do internships look great on your resume and applications, but it also helps you decide if law school and a legal career is the right fit. Internships are also a great way to establish contacts in the field for informational interviews and possible letters of recommendation. Learn more about internships here and how Career Services can help you find one.

Personal Statement Resources and Reviews

A written statement is required as part of the application process. Prompts and requirements may vary by school, but Career Services has tip sheets and samples and can review your first draft once you have it completed.

LSAT Exam and Test Prep Info

A good LSAT score is essentail to get into law school. Learn more about the format of the test and ways to prepare to get the score you want.

How will my letters be sent to schools?

Letters are uploaded directly to LSAC by letter writers. Once you enter their information into the letter of recommendation section of the application they will receive an email with a link to upload thier letter.

How to Apply and Timeline

The basic components of the application do not change from school to school. The requirements include:

  • A Personal Statement
  • Biographical Data
  • Undergraduate and Graduate (if any) Transcripts
  • LSAT Score
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume

Sample Law School Application Timeline

April/May
  • Research different law schools.
  • Make application schedule.
June
  • Register for the LSAT September test.
  • Subscribe to the LSAC.
  • Arrange for your transcripts to be sent to LSAC.
  • Start LSAT prep course or self study.
August/September
  • Take September LSAT.
  • Arrange for letters of recommendation and print out Applicant Summary forms and instructions on how to upload letters for each evaluator.
October/November
  • Receive LSAT scores.
  • Complete applications and apply.
December
  • Take December LSAT (if necessary).
January/February
  • Federal financial aid applications become available.
  • Complete financial aid applications.
March/April/May
  • Receive responses from law schools.
  • Visit schools.
  • Receive financial aid determinations from law schools.
  • Make decisions and submit admissions deposit.
June/July
  • Work or participate in summer enrichment program if offered.
August/September
  • Register and begin law school.
Forms
Letter of Recommendation Forms and Instructions

Law Schools Attended

A partial list of law schools our students have been accepted to:

  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Boston University
  • California Western School of Law in San Diego
  • Cardozo Law
  • Chapman University
  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • Golden Gate University
  • Gonzaga University-School of Law
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Loyola Law School
  • Loyola School of Law Los Angeles
  • Michigan State University
  • New England School of Law
  • Nova Southeastern University-Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Pepperdine University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Seattle University-School of Law
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Thomas M Cooley Law School
  • UC Hastings University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Denver
  • University of Miami
  • University of Montana
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • University of San Diego-School of Law
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Tulsa
  • Univeristy of Washington
  • University of West Los Angeles
  • Western School of Law
  • Whittier School of Law, Costa Mesa
  • Willamette University
  • William Mitchell College of Law
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