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Choosing a Law School

Learn how to choose the best law school for you, what law school rankings mean, and how to make the most of campus visits.
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Law School Admissions Calculators
Law school admissions calculators can help you figure out your chances of being accepted to the school of your choice.

How Important Are Law School Rankings?
You've heard all about law school rankings, but are they really as important as they're made out to be?

Top Tier Law Schools
What does the term "top tier law schools" mean? Find out here.

10 Criteria for Choosing a Law School
Choosing a law school is a big decision, so be sure to consider these 10 criteria before sending in that deposit.

Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut-throat as its reputation.

Visiting Law Schools
Before you decide where to spend the next three years, you should visit law schools to help you decide which is the right school for you. Find out how to arrange law school visits, what to look at, and questions you should ask admissions officers, professors, and law students.

LSAC's Choosing a Law School
Collection of resources from the Law School Admission Council on how to choose a law school.

2009 Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools
List of schools along with database searchable by UGPA, LSAT scores, geographic area, tuition, employment, bar passage rate, scholarships, admissions data, curriculum, faculty, and more.

U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings
Yearly ranking of law schools by U.S. News & World Report based on factors such as quality assessment, selectivity, placement success, and faculty resources.

Judging the Law Schools, Tenth Edition
An alternative way of ranking law schools based on the methodology of Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Former President Thomas E. Brennan and President Don LeDuc.

Where Should You Go to Law School?
When deciding where to go to law school, consider the type of environment in which you want to study, the type of law you want to practice, the practical, financial considerations of going to law school, and rankings.

Four Sobering Realities of Law School Debt

Would You Be Happier Going to Law School or Doing Something Else?
As prospective law students around the country get ready to select the right law school for them, some may still be trying to decide if attending law school is “worth it.”

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