The four essential criteria for admission to law school are:
- Grade point average from a solid academic curriculum
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement and resume
- Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score
The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) states that a rigorous academic program is the most significant factor in preparing for the LSAT. LSAC also suggests that students take courses in logic, mathematics, physical sciences, language and literature in order to enhance LSAT performance.
Xavier students are eligible for discounts from commercial LSAT preparation courses and those offered by other local universities.
Students are to meet with academic advisors in their respective departments during the pre-registration and registration periods in order to ensure that they fulfill all of their curriculum requirements. Students with questions about free electives or core curriculum courses that enhance law school admissions should see the Pre-Law Advisor.