Choose a balanced and diverse course of study. Select classes which encourage logical reasoning and writing skills. Useful courses include, but are not limited to: philosophy, ethics, critical thinking, symbolic logic, sociology, American government, negotiations, criminology, and business law.
Participate in law related activities on or off campus.
Develop a personal relationship with two or more faculty members who stimulate you intellectually. Consider who you will ask to write letters of recommendation for admission to law school.
Work hard in class. Good grades help students gain admission to law school. Retake classes in which you earned a non-passing grade.
Visit Tulane's Writing Workshop and Career Center for assistance with personal statements and resumes.
Participate in extracurricular activities.
Join Tulane's free Prelaw Society.
Embrace every opportunity to write and be critiqued.
Talk to lawyers and Tulane law students about the nature of the profession.
Tulane's curriculum is particularly well-suited to students considering a career in law. Its breadth and diversity enable students to incorporate many subjects during undergraduate school. In recent years, Tulane's prelaw students majored in fields as diverse as anthropology, art history, engineering, architecture, biology, international relations, business, philosophy, Spanish, and computer information systems.
If you have a list of questions, make an appointment to meet with the prelaw advisor.
One of the most important aspects of being an attorney is not found in the confrontational attitudes that provide dramatic moments in television and movies about attorneys; rather, it is the ability to act as a professional even in the heat of battle. Practice gentility and good business manners.