Gap Year

Many students choose to take a gap year(s) between their undergraduate studies and law school. The decision of whether or not to take a gap year is unique to you. There are several reasons why you might choose to take this time away:

  • Ensure that the legal field is right for you
  • Time to enhance your resume (i.e.-volunteer opportunities, internships, employment)
  • More time to study for the LSAT
  • Save up money for law school

If you are planning on taking a gap year(s) after your undergraduate studies, plan to do the following:

  • Maintain contact with your professors if you are planning to ask them for a letter of recommendation
  • Maintain an updated resume, including what you are doing during your time away from school
  • Continue to reflect on why you want to go to law school. This will make your application stronger when you go to apply
  • Consider how you might incorporate the experiences that you are having into your personal statement. After taking some time off, you may have something more significant to speak to


With Us