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
    • 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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    • Law Schools of South America

      South America is one of the more diverse continents in the world. Studying the law in such an environment can be exciting and create unique opportunities. This article provides an overview of some of South America's top law schools.

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    • Georgia Law Schools

      As the home to several traditional black colleges and one of the first all-women colleges in America, Georgia has a lot to offer aspiring students. It also features two top-50 law schools. Let this article be your guide as you consider studying law in the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    • Michigan Law Schools

      Michigan offers some top rated law schools to choose from. FindLaw's overview of Michigan law schools provides a simple overview of some important aspects of study at the state's best schools to help you choose the one that best meets your needs.

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    • Law Schools of Australia and New Zealand

      Learn about your options for pursuing a legal education at a law school in New Zealand or Australia. We profile the only LSAC accredited Australian law school, a New Zealand school that focuses on Maori law, and provide links to other valuable resources found in's Law Students section.

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