Law programs provide students with a legal education necessary for a variety of careers in academia, public and private practice, judiciary, government, education and business and industry.

Law school students everywhere take many of the same core classes: civil procedure, contracts, torts, criminal law, criminal procedure and legal writing.1,2 These classes are typically taken in the first year, which allows the second and third year for specialization of interests. Many schools offer clinical programs for students to try cases, negotiate settlements, argue appeals, draft legislation and engage in policy work for real clients under the supervision of faculty.1,3 A legal license is granted after passing the bar exam.

General Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, minimum GPA of 3.14 or higher​
  • LSAT score, minimum of 146
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • ​Full-time work experience is helpful, but not required​​

Good Programs:​

**BYU does offer a JD and LLM​ in ​Law. Click this link to learn more!​