As an undergraduate student, you can plan your under graduate study and experiences to develop competencies that legal employers want. Here are some ideas.
- Take a Type Focus career assessment to assess your strengths and interests.
- Get a Grad Plan approved that includes elective skills courses for law school preparation.
- Seek out practicing attorneys and BYU-Idaho faculty who have their JD, to answer your questions about this career field. The informational interview is a useful tool to make the visit meaningful.
- Volunteer in public service projects that are justice related; seek out a legal internship to establish community connections; job shadow attorneys, judges and practitioners in the courts to learn about the work they do; or work for a law office.
- Check out BYU-Idaho prelaw workshops and events on Career Navigator.
- Network with those who practice law to understand the realities of a legal career. Start with people you know in your family, church, and community.
- Make an appointment to see your prelaw advisor.