For those who may not know, I am an aspiring lawyer. I’m currently doing undergraduate here at Baruch, majoring in Political Science, before attending law school. After scheduling an appointment with the Pre-Law advisor here at Baruch, Tina Coco, I’ve been able to join the amazing Pre-Law Society we have here at Baruch.
Almost every week during club hours, the Pre-Law society holds various workshops for Pre-Law students to help assist them in their future. The first one I attended was of a law school panel of some of the most highly regarded law schools in the country. Law schools such as UPenn, Northwestern, UC Berkley, and Cornell.
It’s a bit intimidating being in front of these admission officers for these law schools with no doubt. After all, it’s like they are determining your fate. However, they were probably some of the most welcoming people you’ll ever meet. They were all lawyers themselves, so they were totally aware of how vigorous the school process can be. However, they were more than glad to speak about their schools and how to overcome these challenges. On top of that, us Pre-Law students were able to ask questions.
Although my top law schools are currently Harvard and Columbia, I was surprised to find the great characteristics of each of these law schools, which is now making me consider to apply in the future! UC Berkley has a policy in which they don’t rank their students at all, from this they have found to have found better work ethics since students aren’t so stressed about their rank. All these law schools offer many dual degree programs. For example, you can obtain a PhD while getting your Juris Doctorate. UPenn Law’s admission officer is a part time yoga instructor at the law school! I’m highly considering UPenn as well since I need some more yoga in my life. However, I’m excited to see where my future will take me. I’m a firm believer in things happening for a reason, so I can’t wait to see how my law career will play out!