Answer to Quora Question: "How can someone with a history degree and no LSAT experience get into a top law school?"
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Hopefully that person has a good GPA. History is a very common “pre law” major. “LSAT experience” can be obtained by practicing with an LSAT prep book, using online LSAT materials, or practicing with a tutor.
Other than that, that student should look for professors and others who know them well, will give them good recommendations. It is a much better idea for a person to get recommendations from people who that person well, than to get recommendations from a famous or influential person who that aspiring law student doesn’t know well.
The law school applicant should also work on writing great personal statements and other essay questions. It’s a good idea for the applicant to have a friend who writes well review his or her writing. The applicant should bee prepared to discuss how the great ideas he or she have learned have affected his or her life - he or she will be asked to address this issue in one way or another.
Additionally, any applicant to virtually any graduate program at any university should discuss what he or she does with his or her free time, whether it’s volunteer work, arts and crafts, athletics, etc. Any school is interested in what you do to relax, be a more interesting person, learn things that aren’t in your field of endeavor, etc.
The applicant should be prepared to discuss in detail, his or her plans for the future - what he or she plans to do in law school and as a practicing lawyer and why.
Hope this helps!
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