Applying to Law School
When should I go to law school?
Some students choose to go directly from their undergraduate studies into law school. Many students take a year or more off after college to gain work or volunteer experience. Taking time off is also a good way to re-energize before embarking upon the three rigorous and challenging years of law school. It also has the potential to enhance your application and make your resume more interesting.
Where should I apply to law school?
There are over 200 ABA accredited law schools in the United States. To narrow down your choices, you should ask yourself several questions.
- What are my career objectives?
- Where do I plan to live and to practice law?
- What kind of law am I interested in practicing?
- What type of career do I want?
- What kind of learning environment do I want?
- What are the typical test scores/GPA of successful applicants?
- How much will it cost? Can I afford it?
Visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/aba_approved_law_schools.html for a list of ABA approved law schools.
LSAC.org provides links to law school websites at http://www.lsac.org/jd/choose/law-school-links.asp.
Check out the Boston College On-line Law School Locator.