HPPLC Prelaw Publications
If you're a prelaw student, please browse through the documents below. You will find much useful information on many items of interest and concern to prelaw students and current applicants to law school. Many of the answers to your questions (including questions you haven't yet thought of) can be found here. All files are available as hard copies in our office, but to conserve resources we urge you to consult these documents online. As usual, if you have questions or need clarification concerning any issue raised below, please contact the HPPLC office or your Prelaw Advisor.
- Application Guide for Law School
A brief introduction to the formal application process, including information on the LSAT score, LSDAS report, law school applications, the personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Includes a generic application timeline.
- Expert Advice on Undergraduate Preparation for Law School
Comments from several top law schools, the ABA, and LSAC regarding what law schools like to see in an undergraduate transcript.
- High School Preparation for Law School
General suggestions for high school students interested in going to law school.
- LSAT Resources 2014
A partial list of highly recommended LSAT Prep books for your consideration.
- Paralegal Information
Information on programs in Indiana and nationally.
- Personal Statements
Three perspectives on this crucial element of the application package.
- The Prelaw Curriculum
General and specific recommendations for courses to consider including in your program. Written by law school Dean Gordon Schaber.
- Questions & Answers for Freshmen and Sophomores
FAQs for those just starting their college careers, or for those new to prelaw.
- Questions & Answers for Juniors and Seniors
FAQs for those getting ready to apply to law schools.
- Questions to Ask Law Schools
If you are visiting a law school, or attending a Law School Fair, here are some suggested questions to consider.
- Resumes for Law School Applicants
A brief explanation of how the resume you submit to law schools can, and often should, differ from a "job search" resume. Contains links to generic resume templates.
- Selecting a Major for Law School.
Facts and figures about the role of the major in the admissions process. Includes lists of majors by numbers of applications submitted as well as by their success in the admissions process.
- Services Available to Prelaw Students at HPPLC
A surprising list of the many comprehensive services provided to prelaw students by HPPLC!
- Volunteer Opportunities
A few law-related volunteer possibilities in Bloomington.
- Waitlist Suggestions
A list of things to consider doing if you are put on a waitlist.
- What Law Schools Look For in an Applicant
A brief list of the major items law schools would like to see from applicants.
- Why Should You Use the HPPLC Recommendation Service?
Top 15 reasons for opening a letters of recommendation file with HPPLC.
- Writing an Effective Personal Statement For Law School
More general information and tips on what the law schools want to hear from you.
- Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS) Step-by-Step Instructions
How to Set-Up Your Electronic Applications,Transcripts, and Letters of Recommendation on www.lsac.org