Your 3 + 3 Checklist

FROSH & SOPHOMORE YEARS
A. Complete the following:

1. Complete the Declaration of Interest Google form to be added to the 3+3 mailing list and receive ocassional announcements that may benefit prospective applicants.
2. Select, qualify, and declare an undergraduate major ASAP. Most majors have qualification criteria for declaring. Consult the General Catalog to learn how to qualify for your intended major.
3. Meet with your intended Major Adviser to map out a plan to complete your requirements in 3 years. Have them sign your plan to certify that you have met with them.
4. Meet with your College Adviser to complete your 3 year plan with remaining GE requirements. Have them sign your plan to certify that you have met with them. Here is what you need in order to apply.
5. Sign up for the Career Center’s Pre-Law email list by emailing pre-law@ucsc.edu.
6. Attend a pre-law workshop with the Pre-law Coach at the Career Center to seek advice about the law school application process. They will advise you on each step of the process, including how to develop relationships with professors who might later write your letters of recommendation (attend office hours where possible), and how to secure internships or jobs, preferably in law-related fields.

B. Optional, but Highly Recommended:

1. Complete the Fall 3+3 Orientation.
2. Ask the pre-law advisor for advice on when and how often to take the LSAT. You may wait to take the LSAT in the Fall/Winter of your.

JUNIOR YEAR
A. Recommended:

1. If you haven’t already, take the LSAT exam in September, December, or February.
2. Complete the 3+3 Certification Form and have it signed off by your Major and College Advisers.

B. If you have completed all of these steps it is time to apply to UC Hastings:

1. Application - the Career Center’s pre-law workshops are very helpful for putting together your application. For additional help with the application process you may contact the Pre-Law Coach. Appointments can be made online through the Coaching Website.
2. Here is a brief checklist for your application.

a. Create an account with the Law School Admissions Council’s Credential Assembly Service (LSACCAS) early in your junior year and apply for a need-based fee waiver from LSAC (if relevant).
b. Secure letters of recommendation from two professors (store in CAS).
c. Complete your personal statement for your law school application.
d. Complete your resume for your law school application.
e. Your application should highlight your academic honors and awards, work experience, public service, significant achievements in extracurricular activities, and ability to overcome adversity.
f. Submit your law school application online via the LSAC CAS on or before March 1st!

C. In addition to your application, you need a letter from the Faculty Director. In order to obtain this letter you must fill out the Pre-Application Questionaire

D. In addition to your formal application you should:

  1. Complete your financial aid application (if relevant) for your law school application and also research other scholarship/financial aid options.
  2. Complete your UC Hastings LEOP application (if relevant).
    Submit your law school application online via the LSAC CAS on or before March 1st!!
  3. For more information on how to apply to UC Hastings, contact the office of the registrar

    If you are accepted to UC Hastings as a 3+3 student:
    3+3 Students should apply for graduation from UCSC via the student portal as soon as they are eligible to do so. Students who have not completed 180 credits at UCSC prior to attending UC Hastings will wait to apply for graduation until they transfer credits from their first term (or two) at UC Hastings. Students who have completed ALL requirements at UCSC (including credits) will apply for graduation prior to attending UC Hastings (spring/summer of junior year). ALL students who attend UC Hastings via 3+3 need to submit an Undergraduate Cancellation Notice with the Office of the Registrar at UCSC prior to matriculating to UC Hastings.

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