Maintaining a high GPA is essential when considering law school. Along with the LSAT
score, a student's GPA is one of the top components of an application that admissions
That is not to say that students with a lower GPA cannot get accepted to Law School,
rather it will limit the individual�s options of schools. Sometimes a higher LSAT
score can cushion a lower GPA; however a high GPA cannot always cushion a low LSAT
When applying to Law School, make sure to include ALL transcripts to your LSAC account,
including transfer and dual credit from your time in high school. After submitting all grades, LSAC will generate a
new GPA for the student; including grade replacement course grades and summer classes.
Most often a student's GPA will appear lower on their law school applications. This
is expected and nothing to stress too much over. Remember, all students applying will
most likely see the same change.
Throughout your undergraduate degree, make sure to take challenging courses that will
prepare you for the rigorous test that is Law School. Form strong, professional relationships
with your professors by visiting during office hours and actively engaging in class.
These may result in fabulous Letters of Recommendation when application time rolls
Further, utilize all of the resources that the University provides. Check out the
Learning Center at Texas Tech as well as the Writing Center for help any time.
"Can you recommend any classes that will help me as a PreLaw student?"
In general, PreLaw students should seek to improve their writing, reading comprehension,
logical reasoning and analytical thinking skills through their coursework. Success
in law school (and success on the Law School Admission Test) relates to these skills.
It is important to take classes that exercise your mind by asking you to read what
might be difficult prose, to analyze and construct logical arguments, and to test
your understanding through writing. One great way to get credit for courses of this
nature is to get a minor in Legal Studies.
It is very important that PreLaw students choose classes that will help them prepare
for law school, but also faculty that will guide them successfully through the skills
they need to learn.
Course Recommendations (Organized by University Core Curriculum groupings on Pg. 50-55 of the University
Technology & Applied Science
Visual & Performing Arts
Social & Behavioral Sciences / Individual and Group Behavior