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
    • Maryland Law Schools

      hoosing a law school in Maryland is an either/or proposition. There are only two American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools to choose from, both located in Baltimore. The following article provides an overview of Maryland law schools with the details you need to determine which school is right for you.  

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    • Tennessee Law Schools

      If you want to study law in a place rich with history and culture, Tennessee has several law schools to consider, including Vanderbilt, which is ranked in the top 20. Read on to learn more.

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    • North Carolina Law Schools

      If you're ready to make the jump into law school, North Carolina may be the state for you. It has three law schools ranked in the top 60, with Duke prominently in the top 15. If it's answers you're seeking, look no further than the information in this article to get you on your way.

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    • Washington Law Schools

      Washington State has only three American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools to choose from. Fortunately, the law schools all have distinct advantages that may make each one an attractive place to study, depending on your priorities.

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    • Alabama Law Schools

      Alabama is home to just a few law schools, but they differ from one another significantly. If you are considering attending an Alabama law school you'll need to know about the cost and reputation of the different schools to make the decision that is most appropriate for your needs.  

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