Quick Guide to BYU-I

Early Stage

Middle Stage

Late Stage

Go to The Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out what lawyers do, their work environment, pay, similar occupations, etc.

Go to ONET to search the tasks and skills demonstrated by lawyers.

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.