These resources can assist you in all areas of your exploration of law school and law school programs.
Law School Resources and Related Materials
This list is not exhaustive but can provide you with tips, ideas, samples, and more as you seek to determine if law school is the right choice for you.
Research, Learn, and Compare Law Schools
- Law School Admission Council (LSAC) – A good general resource. You will need to register for an account in order to sign up for the LSAT.
- LSAC Fairs and Forums – The LSAC hosts fairs and forums through the US, try to attend one near you.
- Law School Transparency – An excellent resource on the costs and employment prospects associated with attending law school.
- Law School Numbers – Provides quantitative information to help applicants judge their admissions chances as well as career and salary prospects.
- Noodle-Law Schools – Allows you to search for law schools by location, GPA, and LSAT score.
- AccessLex Analytix – Has a variety of tools to compare an analyze law schools.
Current State of Law and Issues in Legal Education
- The Association of American Law Schools: The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education
- American Bar Association: Professional association with resources including the ABA-approved Law Schools, Pro-bono programs, legal employment statistics and more.
- National Association for Law Placement (NALP): In-depth research and statistics on legal employment and salaries.
- LST Radio: ‘‘I Am The Law:’’ A podcast about law jobs
- The Volokoh Conspiracy: A blog written by law professors
- The Marshall Project: A nonprofit website focusing on journalism and criminal justice
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
- LGBTQ+ Guide to Law Schools
- Resources for racially/ethnically diverse candidates
- Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) – CLEO was founded in 1968 to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. It has a become a lawyer toolkit as well as other pre-law resources.
Summer Pre-Law Programs
Boston University List of Summer Pre-Law Programs – a comprehensive list of summer pre-law programs with both a diversity or a general focus.
- Cracking the Case Method
Provides a grounding in the case law / Socratic method approach to teaching that students will encounter in law school.
- 1000 Days to the Bar
This is a practical book that breaks law school learning strategies into understandable, logical and practical steps that maximize the effect of students' study efforts, and explicitly ties those learning strategies to the strategies practicing lawyers use to understand, analyze and apply legal concepts in the real-life representation of their clients.