Law School Application Process: Selecting a Law School
Deciding where to apply, and where to attend law school once you have been accepted, is a highly personal decision. Many factors should be considered, including school reputation, location, cost, and academic/clinical specialties and offerings. Law schools welcome prospective students to visit their campuses, and the LSAC’s Law Forums, held each fall around the United States, are an excellent opportunity to get first-hand information from admissions representatives. For more information, consult the website of the Law School Admissions Council as well as the 2019 Handbook for Pre-Law Students »
Law schools usually invite admitted students to visit their campuses in an effort to persuade them to attend. Also, the LSAC’s Law Forums, which are held each fall around the United States, are an excellent opportunity to get first-hand information from admissions representatives. Each year I accompany Seton Hall University students to the New York Law School Forum in October.
There are no universal rules about choosing the right law school. It is a personal, individual decision, and it is best made with sufficient information and proper guidance. The Office of Pre-Law Advising provides both.
The following links will help prepare you to apply to law school:
- Law School Admissions Council
- Law School Application Checklist
- LSAT Exam
- Undergraduate GPA (UGPA) and Curriculum
- Financing Law School
- Letters of Recommendation
- Useful Links