Law School Admissions and Selection Criteria

Core selection criteria commonly considered by law school officials include:

  • Grades
  • Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores
  • Writing skills
  • Personal statement or essay

Additional criteria often used include:

  • Undergraduate institution
  • Improvement in grades and grade distribution
  • College curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Work experience
  • Community activities
  • Motivation to study law
  • State of residency
  • Past accomplishments and leadership

The Career Center and FSU Pre-Law Advisors provide assistance in selecting and applying to law schools.

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