Summer Before Law School?

You survived the law school application process, got accepted, and are attending law school in the fall!  YAY!

So what do you do during that summer before you start law school?

According to law school deans and admissions staff, the best thing you can do is…


Spend your time reading anything and everything. The news. Fiction. Non-fiction.  Books. Lots and lots of books. Take an exotic trip and go to your local library. They have many books. For FREE!

The idea is to train your brain to be able to read a lot, and train your body to sit still and concentrate for long periods of time, since that is what you will be doing a lot of in law school.


Don’t forget to take a little time to relax. Law school is an intense experience, so make the time to do things that you love to do and decompress.  Celebrate your accomplishments.


Be sure to stay on top of any communications (emails, snail mail, etc.) from your law school, especially about registration and orientation.  Figure out housing, parking on campus, and your budget.  You want to have all this done before classes start.

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