Within this program, I was able to deepen my level of understanding regarding the graduate school application process and life after PC. During this summer, I began to explore and take advantage of a number of resources that were at my disposal. As I prepare for law school, I bought a few books online to learn more about the process as well as looked at numerous stories on youtube of current law students. The books that I purchased have outlined chapters on what schools to apply to, the application process, the best people to ask for letters of recommendation, and even chapters that catered towards success within your first, second, and third years of law school. In addition, I also began to start my test prep for the LSAT through Kaplan's prep program and am in the process of completing some practice tests before my official test date. Through these resources, I learned a lot about what exact skills I will develop as a law student as well as helpful advice when applying. For example, I have been questioning how soon I want to attend Law School and it was helpful hearing the experiences of others. As a first-generation college student, these tools that I was able to find have been extremely helpful throughout this summer.
As the next school year commences, I will be taking the LSAT exam in October and will continue to prep for the exam in the meantime. I will also be looking for more internships and have been accepted into a fellowship to help immigrants in the area. I am a political science major who has learned about many different subject matters within the major. I was able to take a General Law Course and ended up loving the subject matter and the class. I believe that this class and my positive response to it is a good indicator of my passion and enjoyment being placed on the correct path. I also plan on continuing my visits to the Career office and building many more relationships on campus, especially within my major department.
As I continue through this process, I do continue to question when I should go to law school as well as ways to find aid to help me along the journey. I am also a bit nervous about relocating after my undergraduate career finishes as well as how I will be able to manage my first year of law school in a new city. Watching videos and reading about the experiences of others has been a very helpful way for me to overcome some of the hesitations and fears that I have. I will continue to connect with the Pre-Law Advisor at PC and my previous professors during this application process. I currently have no recommendations or changes for this program as I thoroughly enjoyed being able to drive this program by myself and at my own pace. I am grateful for this program that helped me stay on track and also helped me have a very productive summer within a very hectic and draining year.
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