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A liberal arts education at Young Harris College provides a strong foundation for students pursuing graduate study in the law. Pre-law students at YHC typically major in English, history, business and public policy or communication studies. While a specific bachelor degree is not required, admission to law school is highly competitive and primarily based on a student’s academic performance. Thus, students should strive to maintain the highest possible grade point average and have strong Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores.
Pre-law students work closely with an academic advisor to chart an educational path that will develop skills in critical thinking, logical reasoning and effective communication–all skills desired by law school admissions committees. During the freshman and sophomore years, students should begin the important preparation for the LSAT, develop connections with faculty mentors and engage in other recommended preparatory activities.
Students should plan to take the LSAT in June of their junior year. Letters of recommendation should be collected, and law school applications submitted by December of a student’s senior year.