Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Law Advising

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Exploring the Legal Profession

The most common path to pursue a legal career is through obtaining a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Attending law school requires a significant investment of time, energy, and financial resources. We encourage you to carefully consider whether pursuing a law degree is the right path for you.

When deciding whether or not law school is right for you, it's important to thoroughly research and evaluate various factors, including financial costs, average LSAT and GPA of different programs, location, academic and student experience, diversity, and employment/bar passage outcomes.