Lebanon Valley College students have done very well at a variety of law schools. Over the years, LVC students who have excelled academically have attended Harvard, Chicago, Columbia, Stanford, Washington and Lee, and William and Mary law schools. Our graduates have also studied at several of Pennsylvania's fine schools of law, including Penn State Dickinson, Temple, Villanova, Duquesne, Drexel, Pitt, Widener, and others. LVC alumni have pursued legal careers with corporations, government, and in private practice, while a number have entered politics, including Pennsylvania's 46th Governor.
Students should consult with the pre-law advisor well before commencing the law school application process. The pre-law advisor, Dr. Philip Benesch (firstname.lastname@example.org), will help you decide when to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and which law schools may suit your interests and qualifications. The LSAT is required for acceptance at American Bar Association-approved law schools. The LSAT is administered six times during the year, and it may be taken at an officially approved test center in Pennsylvania. To register for the LSAT, and for the law school Credential Assembly Service, please follow the steps detailed on the Law School Admission Council website.
LSAT Prep and Application Process
For many, it will be beneficial to take an LSAT preparation course. LVC has teamed with Kaplan to offer practice LSATs online at various points during the year. Kaplan will provide practice test feedback and may suggest preparation courses following the practice test. And, starting with the 2018-2019 application cycle, the Law School Admission Council, which administers the LSAT, has developed a free LSAP prep program in partnership with Kahn Academy. This high-quality program is free for all students. Visit here for addition information. We strongly recommend that before taking the LSAT students complete PHL 280 Logic, a course required for the Law and Society minor.
In addition to an applicant's LSAT score, law schools will consider his or her GPA, transcript, letters of recommendation, and personal statement. No single major is identified as an ideal preparation for law school; rather a broad liberal-arts curriculum is preferred, with courses known for significant reading, writing, and thinking challenges being particularly valued. Please check regularly our News for Law School Applicants page, where announcements regarding law school recruitment events and other pertinent recent information will be posted. Also, please consider a Prelaw internship as you prepare your law school application.
Keep in contact with the pre-law advisor, Dr. Philip Benesch (email@example.com), as you develop your plans for law school. You can also join the LVC Law LinkedIn page to connect with other students and alumni.