Summer 2024 Announcements

2024-2025 Student/Alumni Applicant Information

If you are a student or alumni planning on applying to law school this year, please take some time this summer to go through the following steps:

  1. Research the field, there is a plethora of credible sites on the web where you can find more information about the career path that you think you might be interested in. Research “what is law school like” to make sure you have an idea of what you are getting into. And finally, research the steps to applying to law school.
  2. Once you have done some basic research and you are sure that you want to pursue this path, you should be sure to register with the Law School Admission council (LSAC), and add Elmhurst as your undergraduate institution.
  3. Begin researching the LSAT, decide on a test date – August, September or October are the suggested dates to aim for, and then research options and decide on your LSAT study method. More resources can be found here.
  4. Research law schools (and also here), create a list of schools that you might be interested in and begin thinking about the admission requirements of each school that you are considering.

Once you have done all these things, please reach out to the Pre-Law Advisor in August to sit down for a one-on-one meeting to go over your law school plans.

The New Look LSAT

Registration is now open for all 2024-2025 LSAT administrations, this includes the August 2024 through the June 2025 LSAT.

As was announced in October 2023, LSAC would be eliminating the “Logic Games” section of the LSAT, and the test would be restructured for the upcoming testing year. Starting with the August 2024 LSAT administration, the LSAT will now consist of two scored Logical Reasoning (LR) sections, one scored Reading Comprehension (RC) section, and one unscored section of either LR or RC that enables LSAT to evaluate items for future tests. Free and low-cost test prep resources reflecting the new format are available on LawHub.

It was also announced in March 2024, that LSAC would be introducing a new approach to the writing component of the LSAT for the 2024-2025 cycle. LSAT Argumentative WritingSM will replace the previous LSAT Writing starting July 30, 2024. It is designed to give test takers a more clear and authentic writing purpose than the former LSAT Writing prompt gave. An LSAT Argumentative Writing prompt is available on LawHub.

Scholarship Opportunities

Looking for private scholarships for law school can be a time-consuming undertaking, so take advantage of your extra time this summer and peruse the available scholarship databases.

Every scholarship will not be applicable for every student and application requirements and submission deadlines will vary, so please be sure to read the information provided by each individual scholarship program.

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