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Getting into Law School

Students should contact Dr. Roberts or another Prelaw Advisor just as soon as they realize they have an interest in applying to law school. This may be as early as the spring semester of their senior year in high school or as late as their junior year at TCNJ.  Dr. Roberts or another Prelaw Advisor can be useful from the start, both to help students choose a major and select courses and, more generally, to help students understand the essential components of the law school application process.

By the end of the first semester of the junior year, students, in consultation with Dr. Roberts or another Prelaw Advisor, should decide when they will take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and how they will prepare for that critical exam.  By the end of the second semester of the junior year, students should begin to identify law schools of interest to them and should ask their professors at the college for letters of recommendation.

The names, departments, telephone numbers and email addresses of Dr. Roberts  and each other Prelaw Advisor are noted on the left-hand side of this page.  It can also be useful to discuss the application process as well as specific law schools with more than one member of the committee.

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