This page is designed to assist advisors that are helping pre-law or prospective law students get into McGeorge. We hope that you find this page useful and we look forward to partnering with you.
Classes & Workshops for Pre-Law Students
In order to support your work as pre-law advisors, McGeorge offers free one-hour classes and workshops for pre-law students on their undergraduate campuses. Our Admissions Process Workshops give students an inside look at the law school admissions process. The Law School Prep 101 classes help students to understand how they can succeed in law school. And our Mock Classes — in subjects ranging from Contracts to International Law — give students a sample of what attending law school would be like. These sessions are taught by deans, Dean Valerie D. James, and McGeorge professors who are experts in their fields.
To schedule one or more of these sessions for your students, please contact Dean Valerie D. James at 916.739.7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McGeorge Application Deadlines & Requirements
- Junior/Community College Students: 5 Things To-Do If Interested in Law School (pdf)
- Four-Year College/University Students: 10 Things To-Do If Interested in Law School (pdf)
- A Short Guide to Financial Aid Resources & Anticipated Earnings (pdf)
- 300 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree (pdf)
2021-2022 LSAT Testing Dates
|Test Month||Test Week|
|August 2021||Week Starting Aug. 14|
|October 2021||Week Starting Oct. 9|
|November 2021||Week starting Nov. 13|
|January 2022||Week Starting Jan. 15|
|February 2022||Week Starting Feb. 12|
|March 2022||Week Starting March 12|
|April 2022||Week Starting April 30|
|June 2022||Week Starting June 11|
AccesLex LexScholars Program and LSAT Prep
LexScholars by AccessLexSM, is accepting applications for their LexScholars program and the accompanying LSAT prep course. The first 50 spaces have been filled, but free LSAT prep remains available for eligible students. Through June 1, the next 200 eligible applicants to submit all required documents will receive a Kaplan online LSAT course.
Sometimes it helps to have a few extra tips in your back pocket. Here are some suggestions:
- Take some time to really understand what the law schools in your region offer and who their target applicants are. This should go beyond the LSAT score and cumulative GPA. Obtain your data from LSAC on where your students enrolled.
- Ensure you have basic financial aid information to help your students compare apples to apples not apples to grapes. Feel free to invite admissions and financial aid staff to present with you to give your students an overview of the process and the do’s and don’ts.
- Carve out time for letter of recommendation preparation. The letters that are a bit more personal are helpful. It is nice to see an advisor or professor really going to bat for their student.
- Attend the events hosted by LSAC and the law schools. There is often valuable advice offered during the events.
- Volunteer to present with the admissions professionals. It is a great way to network and ensure we are all working together to support our prospective law students.
More Helpful Resources
- Free Official LSAT Prep Provided by Khan Academy
- Using the FAFSA to Apply for Financial Aid
- Diversity in Law School and LSAC Diversity Matters Events
- Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO)
- LSAC Applying to Law School
- About the Digital LSAT
- Credential Assembly Service
- LSAC Law Hub