The Pennsylvania State University mark

Should I take a gap year?

Many students choose to wait a couple of years after graduation from college to attend law school. Work experience and service/volunteer experience are usually viewed favorably by law schools. If you are in doubt about whether or not law school is a good fit for you, take time off. During that time, work within your discipline (any discipline is fine for law school), work in the legal field to determine if want to practice law or even volunteer for a service organization.

Katherine E. Garren, J.D.
Pre-Law Adviser
Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-7576
Fax: 814-863-8913
Hours: 8am - 5pm (Mon-Fri, Eastern Time)

Make an Appointment

Join our Listserv