Choosing a Law School

There are many factors to consider when choosing a law school. How many students a year does the school accept? What is the school’s ranking? And most importantly, how much is this school going to cost? The Choosing a Law School section of FindLaw for Law Students helps you discern fact from fiction regarding law school admissions and financing. Despite the overabundance of law schools available within the United States, FindLaw for Law Students also provides potential law students with a one-stop-shop of useful links for every law school in the country. And if the law schools in the U.S. don’t float your boat, FindLaw for Law Students can even help you find the right law school abroad.

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    • Law School Rankings: Do They Matter?

      If you're an undergraduate considering law school or a law student considering a transfer, you've probably spent time pouring over law school rankings. After all, law school is a major investment, and you want to do your research. But what exactly do these numbers mean and how should they affect your decision? While rankings should play a role in the decision-making process, there's also other information to consider.

      Paying for Law School

      You’ve decided that law school is the right choice for you. You took the LSAT and have the grades and referrals to qualify you for admission, but there’s still another challenge you need to overcome before you start your legal training: paying for law school. How you go about financing your education can impact your career choices and lifestyle for decades to come.


Choosing A Law School Articles
    • Law Schools of Pennsylvania

      Perhaps no state has played as important a role in American history as Pennsylvania. Home to the Continental Congresses, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, the state shaped America's legal system. If you're considering law school in Pennsylvania, you won't be disappointed, as it boasts several top-100 law schools as well as the University of Pennsylvania, which has ranked among the top 10. Let this article serve as your guide to all that Pennsylvania has to offer.

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    • District of Columbia Law Schools

      Imagine going to law school in the heart of the American legal system where internships and clerkships abound. Washington D.C. is home to several prominent law schools, including Georgetown University, which has ranked among the top 20 law schools in America. The District also has broad reciprocity and can serve as a launching pad to practice in other jurisdictions. Read on to learn more about going to law school in the District of Columbia and the opportunities available to you.

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    • Illinois Law Schools

      Illinois has been home to some famous attorneys, from Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. It also boasts some of the top law schools in the nation, including the University of Chicago Law School, which has been ranked among the top 5 law schools in America. If you're looking for a prestigious start to your legal career at a law school in Illinois, let this article guide you to the information you need.

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    • Law Schools of Texas

      Since its founding, Texas has been marked by independence in its culture and traditions. If Texas is on your law school list, this article has all the information you'll need about going to law school in the Lone Star State.

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    • Law Schools of Canada

      Canada was once referred to as a country with too much geography. Its mountains, forests, and arctic tundra are breathtaking, but Canada also happens to boast three of the top law schools in the world, the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia.  

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