Faculty + Staff
Preparing to Apply for Law School
Deciding Where to Apply
Trinity Student Outcomes
Applying to Law School
Personal Statements and Essays
Letters of Recommendation and Evaluation Service
Making a Decision
Law School Information
Official transcripts from all institutions (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, professional) that you have attended are required. Some schools require that transcripts be sent to the LSAC directly from the registrar's office of each institution attended while other schools allow students to send them to the LSAC. The
Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
will convert grades to a cumulative grade point average using a set of consistent values.
Requests for transcripts can be made online
or at the Trinity College Registrar's Office located in Trinity Commons. You must use the LSAC's Transcript
Request Forms for this purpose. See LSAC instructions regarding transcripts.
Dean's Certification Letter
Some American Bar Association approved law schools require applicants to submit a Dean's certification letter. The primary purpose of a Dean's certification is disciplinary clearance and to verify whether or not the applicant has had any academic and/or disciplinary misconduct while they were a student. Applicants are advised to answer all questions truthfully and completely. It is strongly suggested that you fully disclose any prior disciplinary issues on you
r law school application. Failure to disclose can trigger severe consequences in the law school admission process and later in the bar admission process. If you have any questions about any of these issues, you should schedule an appointment with one of the
Including a resume can be a great opportunity for you to clearly present your accomplishments and activities, especially if they are not seen elsewhere in the application. Develop a resume specific to law school, including a “related experience” or “legal experience” section if applicable. You should focus on the skills you have gained through your experiences that will help you succeed in law school. The resume should highlight community service, extra-curricular activities, leadership and work related experiences. Before you submit a cover letter and a resume make sure they are professionally polished. The Career Development Center would be happy to provide you with feedback on your documents. You may use the
Career Development Center’s resume
or drop by the office.
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