School Selection


How can I learn more about specific law schools?

What factors should I consider when deciding where to apply to law school?

What factors should I consider when deciding where to attend law school?

Resources:

School-By-School ABA Information Reports: The American Bar Association collects data from accredited law schools concerning factors including their admitted students, financial aid, curriculum, faculty, and tuition. It publishes that information in the form of “Standard 509 Information Reports.” Review the reports for relevant admissions information including, for example, median/25th percentile/75th percentile GPA, median/25th percentile/75th percentile LSAT scores, and financial aid statistics.

School-By-School Employment Statistics: The American Bar Association collects data from accredited law schools concerning the employment statistics for their graduates. It publishes that information in the form of “Employment Summary Reports.” Review the reports for relevant employment statistics including, for example, the number of graduates employed as full-time practicing lawyers within 9 months of graduation, the number of graduates still unemployed 9 months after graduation, and the breakdown of graduates’ jobs by category and location.

Law School Transparency School Reports: Law School Transparency is a private organization that collects and publishes information concerning accredited law schools’ admissions profiles, costs, graduates’ jobs, graduates’ salaries, and job trends.

2014-15 Book of Law School Lists: This 500+ page resource guide provides lists of law school academic programs, clinical programs, available scholarships, admission policies, and other information on a school-by-school basis. This information is collected from the law schools annually.

Side-By-Side School Comparison Tool: This website allows you to compare the employment data for 1-4 law schools at a time.

Interviews with Law School Admissions Deans: Admissionsdean.com has interviewed numerous law school admissions deans. The transcripts from those interviews are available here.

Law School Admissions Blogs: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Michigan, William and Mary, Loyola Chicago