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
    • Ohio Law Schools

      If you're interested in going to law school in a state with political and legal influence, Ohio has several top-100 law schools to choose from, including a top-30 school in Ohio State University.

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    • Hawaii Law Schools

      If you've decided to go to law school, why not earn your degree in an island paradise? Hawaii has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, not to mention its diverse cultural history.  

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    • Law Schools of Africa and the Middle East

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like to study law in regions that developed some of history's first legal systems and codes? If you're looking to study law abroad, consider attending a law school in the Middle East or Africa, many of which are also affiliated with U.S. study abroad programs.  

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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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    • Delaware Law Schools

      There is just one ABA-approved law school within Delaware's borders. If you are thinking of completing your legal education in Delaware you'll want to know what this school offers.  

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