Elle Woods, a student of fashion merchandising and president of her sorority, is taken to an expensive restaurant by her boyfriend, the governor’s son, Warner Huntington III. She expects Warner to propose, but he breaks up with her instead, reasoning she is not serious enough for his political aspirations. Elle seeks comfort from her sorority sisters, who encourage her to keep pursuing him. This leads her to plan to follow Warner into Harvard Law School. After much effort, Elle scores a 179 on the Law School Admission Test and combined with her 4.0 GPA, the Harvard panel admits her.