What You Can Expect from Your Law School Experience

Law schools offer a range of programs to fit your career ambitions and schedule. Most law schools share a common first-year approach to educating lawyers, with much more variation in the second and third years, such as opportunities for specialized programs, judicial clerkships, legal externships, participation in clinical programs and moot court, and involvement with public interest and governmental agencies.

Prepare Future Law Students

Comparing Undergrad vs. Law School: All the Differences You Need to Know

You might’ve already guessed that law school is different from undergrad…but how? And how should you prepare as a future law student?

Here’s a list of the differences you’ll typically find between undergraduate colleges and law schools. Get to know them, and you’ll be ready for whatever law school throws at you.

Pro bono programs help students develop professionalism and an understanding of a lawyer's responsibility to the community.

Participation facilitates student involvement in the community and increases the availability of legal services to needy populations.

Students also benefit by increasing their knowledge and marketability, gaining practical experience, developing skills, enhancing their reputations and exploring alternative career opportunities.

Principal benefits that can derive from a pro bono program.

Helps Fill Gaps in the Availability of Legal Representation

A well-organized pro bono program can enhance lawyers’ ability to fill the gaps between the legal needs of the most disadvantaged in society and their ability to find counsel. It can also enhance lawyers’ ability to fill in other gaps, such as when nonprofits or public interest law groups cannot afford counsel, and need legal help to handle matters effectively on behalf of public interest litigants.