Your 3 + 3 Timeline

Freshman and Sophomore Years

  • Choose and declare an undergraduate major
  • Enroll in courses that fulfill your major requirements
  • Enroll in courses that fulfill your general education requirements
  • Meet with major and/or college adviser to ensure that it is possible to complete major in three years and then begin to devise and implement a course schedule and plan to do so
  • Meet with the pre-law adviser to seek advice about your academic plan
  • Declare your interest to participate in the 3+3 Program with the Director of Legal Studies
  • Get to know professors who might later write your letters of recommendation
  • Find summer jobs, preferably in law-related fields

Junior Year

  • Finish your major requirements, including any exit requirement
  • Finish your general education requirements
  • Ask two professors for letters of recommendation
  • Create an account with the Law School Admissions Council’s Credential Assembly Service (LSAC CAS) early in your junior year and apply for a need-based fee waiver from LSAC (if relevant)
  • Provide information to the Director of Legal Studies for the assessment letter, including information on academic honors and awards, work experience, public service, significant achievements in extracurricular activities, and (for those students applying to UC Hastings’ Legal Education Opportunity Program) ability to overcome adversity
  • Complete your personal statement for your law school application
  • Complete your resume for your law school application
  • Complete your financial aid application (if relevant) for your law school application and also research other scholarship/financial aid options
  • Complete your UC Hastings LEOP application (if relevant)
  • Take an LSAT prep course in August, November, or January
  • Take the LSAT exam in September, December, or February
  • Submit your law school application online via the LSAC CAS on or before March 1st
  • Visit UC Hastings and audit a class
  • Find summer jobs, preferably in law-related fields

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