Preparing for Law School

There is no single path that best prepares an individual for success in law school or the practice of law.  Successful law students come from many walks of life and educational backgrounds.  Some enter law school directly from undergraduate school without any work experience while others begin their legal education significantly later in life and bring the insights and perspectives gained from those life experiences to their law school education.  Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School welcomes and values the diversity of our students because the exchange of ideas and different points of views in the classroom enhances the educational experience.

Law school draws upon many skill sets and as an aspiring law school student you should seek courses and experiences that will engage you in critical thinking about important issues, challenge your beliefs, and improve your tolerance for uncertainty.  The information below is a small sampling of the many resources available to help you prepare for your legal education.


American Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Bar Admissions
Law School Admission Council
National Conference of Bar Examiners
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Find Law
Discover Law

Reading and Viewing for New Law Students

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