How to Prepare for Law School at Keuka College

From selecting the courses you need to preparing for the LSAT, this is your comprehensive guide to getting ready for law school.

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Our preparation program works — countless Keuka College alumni have gone on to become successful attorneys.

To date, every Keuka College student who desires to attend law school has been accepted, giving us a 100% success rate. Our students have been accepted to law schools across the nation, including:

  • Ohio Northern Law School
  • Syracuse University Law School
  • University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo Law School)
  • Duquesne University
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law (St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport, Florida)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law)
  • Tulane Law School

While the College offers a pre-law minor, that's not the only way to get ready. 

Here's what else you need to know.

What are the recommended pre-law courses available at Keuka College?

There is no defined set of courses required for law school admission, but the courses listed for the pre-law minor will help familiarize you with the legal process and concepts, including:

  • HIS 120: United States History to 1877
  • HIS 121: United States History from 1877
  • HIS 250: Reading the Past: Method and Analysis
  • POL 120: American Government
  • POL 140: International Relations
  • POL 350: Political Philosophy

What are the most important elements of a successful law school application?

Law school admissions committees look at the entire applicant package, but the single two most important factors are your LSAT score and GPA.

Pre-law advisors therefore typically recommend that rather than major in an “expected” pre-law subject, you choose the major in which you are most likely to excel. You should also plan on beginning to prepare for the LSAT, which is usually taken the fall of your senior year, at least six months in advance with numerous opportunities to take practice exams.

Are there additional resources available to students interested in pre-law?

Yes. The following resources are available to all students, including those without the pre-law minor:

  • Free LSAT (Law School Admission Test) prep materials.
  • Access to law school admissions prep seminars.
  • Visits from law school recruiters.
  • Group trips to visit local law schools and admissions fairs.
  • General support and strategies for the application process.

Preparing for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

The LSAT is required by most law schools for student seeking admission and is offered four times each year. Keuka College students in the pre-law track usually take the LSAT in June following their junior year or in the fall of their senior year.

Because the top law schools seek applicants with high scores (approximately 170 out of 180), you’ll be challenged and supported through an intensive six-month preparation including formal study groups, sample LSAT exams and personal guidance from our pre-law professors.

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