Find the Right Law School for You

People of all ages and backgrounds are discovering that a legal education can open the door to a variety of opportunities, not only in traditional law practice, but in other areas as well. If you have joined the thousands of men and women who are considering law school, the Law School Forums organized by Law School Admission Council will be an excellent resource for you. 

Regardless of your age, background, and goals, the Law School Forums can help you answer these questions:

  • What law schools are best for you?
  • How does the admission process work?
  • What is the best way to prepare for the LSAT?
  • How can you finance your legal education?
  • What law school opportunities are available for members of minority groups?

Once you have made your decision that law school is indeed something you will want to pursue, you will need to begin the law school application process.

Most law schools have a variety of application requirements and deadlines that you must meet to be considered for admission. If you are applying to a number of schools, the various deadlines and requirements can be confusing. It probably will be helpful if you set up a detailed calendar that will remind you of when and what you must do to complete your applications. The Dimension

The first step is preparation for the LSAT. There are a number of ways to prepare, but you may want to begin by taking a sample test under simulated conditions. When you are ready, you can also purchase previously administered tests for practice, which is probably the best way to get ready for the actual test. PHi Directory

Once you begin the application process in earnest—which usually begins with registering to take the test—you will need to register for the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). You may want to register for this service at the same time that you register for the test to simplify the paperwork, but you don’t have to. The important thing is to understand that this service will compile your academic and biographical information, as well as your test score, for the law schools to which you apply.

Forums can also provide you with information that will help you answer more personal questions: Do you have the ability and educational background that will help you handle the law school curriculum? What will a legal education train you to do? Will law be a satisfying career for you?

Law School Forums are designed to be helpful and informative to all prospective law school students; they have proven to be particularly helpful to people who have been out of undergraduate school for a year or more. 

The data collected by the ABA and published on this website and in the print edition of the ABA-LSAS Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools satisfies a law school’s obligation to provide basic consumer information under the ABA’s Standard 509 of the Standards and Rules of Procedures for Approval of Law Schools. The dean of each law school certifies that the data is fair and accurate.

LSAS collects admission profile data and law school descriptions annually as a service to its member schools and to prospective law school applicants. The information provided by the law schools to LSAS in no way affects the ABA accreditation process.

Neither the ABA nor LSAS conducts an audit to verify the accuracy of the information submitted by the law schools. The information on this website may not precisely match the current print edition of the ABA-LSAS Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, and it is possible that some of the information, including ABA accreditation status, may change during the year.