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Gathering Information

An obvious place to start is with each law school’s own website. You either can access them directly or use the LSAC’s alphabetical list of links to law school websites. Another good resource is the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. Top Law Schools provides online profiles of a number of law schools. 

Other ways to obtain information about schools includes talking with current students and alumni, and attending law school recruitment forums.

As you begin to narrow down your list of schools, it often is helpful to contact individual schools to request additional information that you have not been able to obtain through other means. One of the best ways to get information is to visit schools in which you hold considerable interest. Campus visits represent the best opportunity to talk with current students and faculty, and to get a feel for a school’s facilities and atmosphere. Talking with people in the admissions office may get your questions answered while also demonstrating your interest in the school in the most direct possible way.