Choosing and Applying to Law School

When choosing a school you can look at the employment numbers for full time, long term employment (with bar passage). This data is usually available on the website of each school.  You should visit each school you are accepted to, and talk to faculty and staff.  Choosing the highest ranking school, and avoiding for profit law schools, is a good general guideline.

US News and World Reports Law School Rankings
Search the ranking of the top law schools to find the one that fits you best.

ABA Section of Legal Education - Employment Summary Reports
Use this tool to search the most recent employment data for any law school for the last year.

Index to Law School Rankings
Links to rankings by median salary, employment rate, tuition, and cost-benefit analysis

American Bar Association Approved law schools
View this listing of ABA-approved law schools.

NAPLA-SAPLA Book of Law School Lists
This is a ready-reference with lists of law school academic programs, clinical programs, available scholarships, admission policies and other information.

The Law School Admission Council's search tool
This search tool allows you to see how your GPA and LSAT scores measure up to other law school applicants in the nation.

Noodle Law School Search
This tool lets you enter your GPA & LSAT score to browse hundreds of law schools by where you want to practice law.

Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools
Equal Justice Works provides resources to help you choose a law school that is right for you.

Judging the Law Schools by Thomas E. Brennan
Separate rankings and 1 composite -- based on several factors, hosted by Internet Legal Resource Guide.

Applying to Law School

Be a competitive applicant.According to UofL pre-law faculty, the key priorities for law school are having a high GPA, and a good LSAT score.

Law School Admission Council
Create a profile with LSAC to get information about law schools, sign up for the LSAT and assemble and submit your law school applications.

Tips on writing personal statements
University of Chicago Law and Berkeley Law provide these tips.