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Choosing a Law School

There are many factors to consider when choosing a law school. What is the school’s ranking? What certificates and concentrations are available? And perhaps most importantly, how much is this school going to cost? FindLaw for Law Students helps you discern fact from fiction regarding law school admissions and financing. You'll find an abundance of law school options available within the United States, along with helpful links and program information. 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

  • 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.  

  • 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.

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