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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.

Learn More About Choosing a Law School

  • Do Law School Rankings Matter?

    If you're an undergraduate filling out law school applications or a law student considering a transfer, you've probably spent time poring over law school rankings. After all, law school is a major investment, and you want to do your research. And school rankings are historically more important in the legal market than in other areas of academia. But what exactly do these numbers mean, and how should they affect your decision?

  • 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

  • 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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  • Should You Get an Online Law Degree?

    You can watch movies, do your shopping, and increasingly even get a decent education online. As our lives have become increasingly internet-based it should be no surprise that a legal education can be acquired online.  

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  • Accredited vs. Unaccredited Law Schools

    When shopping around for law schools one important aspect worth noting is the school's status as an accredited or unaccredited law school. Here is an overview of accredited and unaccredited law schools, including the main differences between the two.  

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  • Do Law School Rankings Matter?

    If you're an undergraduate filling out law school applications or a law student considering a transfer, you've probably spent time poring over law school rankings. After all, law school is a major investment, and you want to do your research. And school rankings are historically more important in the legal market than in other areas of academia. But what exactly do these numbers mean, and how should they affect your decision?

    Read More »

  • Law School Admissions

    Your background undoubtedly plays a role in the law school admissions process. This might come in the form of "legacy" admissions where last names and alumni donations can overcome subpar scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). But it could also be evident in inspiring stories of applicants like Que Newbill who drew strength from his challenging upbringing, rising from homelessness to law school.

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