LAW SCHOOL SELECTION STRATEGIES (printable version)(Adapted from Cornell's Legal Careers Guide 2001-2002)
With 186 accredited law schools in the United States, how do you decide where to apply and ultimately where to attend? It will be important to balance factors that address your personal preferences with those that affect your chances of admission. Do not let the search for "long shots, good chances, and sure things" govern your selection process. Begin by assembling a list of law schools based on criteria that are important to you, then, revise your choices according to your chances of admission. This systematic approach should help limit frustration and confusion during the process of applying to law school. Selecting schools carefully will help reduce the time and expense of applying to an excessive number of schools.
• Criteria for Selection
• Non-Traditional Alternatives
• Publications and Online Resources