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Student Spotlight - Joshua

Hometown: Mesa, AZ
High School: Westwood High School    
ASU Major: Justice Studies    

Why ASU?

I chose ASU because I was fortunate enough to have scholarships cover my tuition and living expenses. Also, Tempe, Arizona is an amazing place to live where you can do anything from hiking "A" mountain to enjoying the night life on Mill Avenue.

What activities are you involved in?

I am the president of the ASU Justice and Pre-law Society and I work part-time. Our club volunteers for a multitude of organizations including Project Citizen and Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. I am also a volunteer and partner for the Human Rights Campaign.

Best thing about ASU?

The best thing about being a pre-law student at ASU is the abundance of resources offered to students. Scholarships and career services are available. The professors and advisors are eager to help students whether it be picking out useful classes for law school or writing recommendation letters.

Advice

First and foremost, join a pre-law organization or club if you are thinking about attending law school. Second, pick a major that you will perform well in and be sure your major outlines the importance of writing and research skills. Lastly, talk and get to know your professors, these people hold the gate key to internships and will most likely be writing your recommendation letters for law school. Most importantly, remember to have fun. College only happens one time.

Test preparation

I was fortunate enough to be a finalist of the trials program at Harvard Law School. The Advantage Testing Foundation sponsored and held many seminars that helped me prep for the LSAT. My advice would be to take a prep course whether it be Princeton Review, Kaplan or Testmasters. The LSAT is too important to blow off, take it seriously.