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Applying to Law School

The Law School Admission Council provides comprehensive information. Search for law schools; register for the LSAT and the Credential Assembly Service; find LSAT preparation materials, including practice tests; and learn more about financial aid options. Who doesn’t love videos? Check out LSAC’s YouTube channel
The American Bar Association requires all ABA approved schools to provide a disclosure statement. This is a fantastic snapshot of each school.
National Association of Legal Career Professionals has a variety of information about legal careers.

The Law School Transparency or LST, looks into legal education to make entry to the legal profession more transparent, affordable, and fair.

Hosted by a group of leading law schools, L.A.W.S. events are focused on providing prospective applicants with information about legal education, the legal profession, and preparing for the process of applying to law school. These workshops are held during the summer so it won’t conflict with class. The best thing? It’s free!

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.
Equal Justice Works seeks to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. We know that each law school experience is unique and the more students can match their passions and goals with the right school, the more satisfying and worthwhile the experience will be.

Jobs and Internships

Wondering about what kinds of jobs lawyers are getting after law school? This could be important for deciding where to attend. The ABA has provided an Employment Summary Report for each school.
LawJobs.com is a job search tool that allows you to search by location, practice and category of law.
National Criminal Justice Association, based in Washington, DC, represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Great internships!
National Federation of Paralegal Associations includes information about the paralegal profession. This is a great place to look for paralegal jobs to see if the law field is a good fit for you.
National Legal Aid & Defender Association is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery services to those who cannot afford counsel.

The American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.

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