Law School Admissions and Financing

The decision of which law school you'll attend is just as important as the decision about whether to go to law school in the first place. If you have lawyers in your family, you may have an affinity for their alma maters, but are they the right schools for you? There are a lot of factors to consider, from law school rankings to tuition costs and bar passage rates. However, what really matters is the weight that you give these factors and this depends on what you're looking to get out of law school and a future career. The Law School Admissions and Financing section of FindLaw for Law Students can help you refine your search and identify the factors that really matter.

Law School Admissions and Financing Articles
    • Law School Admissions

      It's often said that in life you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. The same can be said when applying to law school. It can be a complicated process, especially if you're applying to several schools, but you still want to make sure that you're putting your best foot forward. This article will guide you through the process so that you understand the usual application requirements as well as ways to make your application stand out.

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    • 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.

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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.

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