Here are some of the most helpful resources to help you research law schools and gather information about the application process:
US News provides an extremely comprehensive list of law school rankings and tuition costs. The rankings are redone each year to remain current.
This website has a plethora of information for law school admissions. Students self-report their stats and decisions from schools they applied to so you can see how others did in their admission cycle. You can also find a great deal of information about each law school in the “schools” section including firms that do on campus interviews, types of employment students transition to after graduation, and diversity information about each class. This website also has graphs that show which students are getting accepted, waitlisted, and denied, based off their GPA and LSAT.
This website takes data entered on Law School Numbers to predict what schools you will be admitted to. You enter your GPA and LSAT, select which cycles you want to compare yourself to, select URM or Nontraditional if applicable, then search. Once you have entered your criteria, MyLSN calculates how many students that fit your criteria were accepted, waitlisted, and rejected and your likelihood of getting in based on those numbers. While this site has its limitations because it is only representative of the data entered on Law School Numbers, it is still a helpful resource that allows you to see how students with your stats have done in the past.
This website also uses data entered on Law School Numbers. First, you select which school you want to see scholarships for, and then you select which cycles you want to view. Finally, click “graph it”. The result will show you a graph with shaded regions. Hold the cursor over the shaded section to see what GPA, LSAT, and scholarship amount that applicant had.
We here at LSAT Engine have a blog post dedicated to guiding you through the application process. We even have a downloadable PDF checklist for your application process that you can print and use to make sure you are on track and not forgetting anything.
This is another predictor that helps you determine where you might get accepted, waitlisted, or denied, based on your LSAT and GPA. This pulls data from all applicants because it is the LSAC’s resource, making it more accurate than the MyLSN predictor, but it does not let you select URM, Sex, or Nontraditional.
This website shows the employment rates, average debt after graduation, and type of employment after graduation for each law school.
This website provides rankings of law schools with GPA and LSAT 25% and 75%, acceptance rate, percent employed at graduation, percent employed 10 months after graduation, and bar pass percentage.
Applying to law school isn’t cheap, and therefore it is crucial to make sure you are applying to schools that you would strongly consider attending. Use these resources to get more familiar with different programs you may be interested in. Good luck!