When you decide to become a lawyer, you face the
challenge of deciding which law schools to apply to.
The most important information to search for are
location, size, price and reputation. Although the
basic required syllabus is the same in all law
schools, some law schools is better known for
certain legal specialties. State schools are less
expensive than private schools, if you are a
resident. Both private and public law schools have
scholarship programs based on merit or need. There
are online resources that you can use to search for
1. Visit the website for the Law School Admission
Council, Inc. (see Resources). Decide where you want
to drive legal firm after graduation. Search for
laws schools in the State by clicking on the State.
It is easier to get a job in the same mode, because
employers will be familiar with the schools in their
2. Click on each law school on the State's list.
Review the school's description to get general
information about location, size and culture at the
3. Click on the button the American Bar
Association (ABA). This will give you information
about the school. For example, the ABA data sheet
for Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida is
showing that it is a private school and teaching
from 2010 are $ 35.380 per year.
4. Browse through jobs statistics location
conditions. This shows what percentage of graduates
surveyed has obtained employment, and what type of
jobs they work in school, which look has a high
percentage of graduates working in the legal
profession, regardless of whether they are in law
firms or Government.
5. Compare tuition costs for the schools you are
interested in. review the estimated cost of living
expenses shown, regardless of whether the campus or
6. Check the percentages of students who pass the
bar exam the first time. This specifies whether the
law school is successful at educating its students,
and the caliber of the students attend the school.
7. Revise the law school rankings in the latest
U.s. News rating. The website link in the resources
section of this article. Click on a school you are
interested in to view data on costs,
student-to-faculty ratios and employment rates after
graduation. Compare the locations of various schools
on the list.