Congratulations to Aleia Plenty for getting accepted into The University of Miami School of Law!
Plenty is a twenty year-old senior psychology student graduating in December. She is from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, but currently lives in Calvert County, Maryland. She is currently an active member in Psi Chi, National Society of Leadership and Success, Who's Who, Rho Alpha Sigma, an Honorary National Residence Hall, and a Resident Assistant.
"The University of Miami School of Law is a relatively mid-sized, private school, with over 300 students," Plenty says. "I plan on graduating from law school, passing the bar (likely in Florida), and working for a mid to large size international corporate law firm, and possibly in the distant future I may want to become in-house counsel for a major corporation. The application process was fairly simple, though tedious. It is all done through LSAC (the Law School Admissions Council) and they have steps and checklists for students. Essentially, you decide whether you may want to go to law school, sign up to take the LSAT, devote time to study for the LSAT, request letters of recommendation from professors/employers, take the LSAT, and apply to the schools of your choice through LSAC (it’s a lot like the Common App for undergrad applications). I am very excited and honored that I was accepted into UM Law with a full scholarship! They have a great reputation with lawyers in Florida as well as the rest of the country, so I am confident that they will be able to help me in my future career as an attorney."
Some future advice Plenty has for those looking to apply to law school is to do as much LSAT (or GRE) practice as possible. Studying strategies is also important, but a lot of good comes from doing actual timed practice tests under simulated test conditions. Plenty emphasizes to request your letters of recommendation as early as possible and to have faith in yourself and your abilities!
Good luck, Plenty, on all of your future educational endeavors!