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 law schools.
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 State.
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 school.
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 off-campus.
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.