So you are thinking of going to law school..
Start with this flow chart to be sure.
All things LSAC
The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is a clearinghouse designed to aid students in the law school admissions process. Through this site you will upload all of your required documents for your applications, input your recommender's information, and submit your final application. Additionally, you will find information regarding the application process, class profile information for various law schools, information on registering and talking the LSAT, finding the right law school for you, financing law school, and a variety of other resources designed to help you through the application process. Spend time familiarizing yourself with the website as you will spend a good deal of time here when you are applying to law school.
Finding the Right School
The choice of law schools may be overwhelming. There are roughly 200 law schools in the United States, so deciding where to go may like a daunting task. We have created a database centered around law schools that have contacted the Pre-Law Advisor at BGSU, schools that are regionally located to BGSU, or have attended BGSU events in the past to get you started. On this GoogleSheets document you will find law school admissions contact information, class profile data, admissions deadlines, information regarding joint-degree programs, and ranking information. This is a work in progress so check back regularly to see what schools have been added.
All law school applications will ask you to write a personal statement. The personal statement is your opportunity to tell law school admissions counselors something about yourself that they cannot get from any of your other application materials. In the links to the right you will find various resources for writing your personal statement.
Be sure to have as many people read over your statement as possible. You can make an appointment with the BGSU Pre-Law Advisor to go over your personal statement, or at the BGSU Pre-Professional Programs office.
Recommendation letters are an important aspect of your application file and should be written by professors or work supervisors who can speak to your academic, personal, or professional achievements in detail. Think carefully about who you ask to write letters on your behalf; they should be the people that can comment on your abilities and work ethic, and do not need to be in a law-related field.
Tips for approaching potential letter-writers:
From Georgetown University here is a list of "Do's and Don'ts".
From the University of Chicago Law School, past personal statements from applicants.
From the University of California, Berkeley general tips about the personal statement.
Information and examples of bad personal statements from Kaplan.