Applying to Law School? Do Your Research!
- Apr 29, 2010
- Reviewed by: Matt Riley
During my brief seven to ten minutes of considering law school a few years ago, I made my way to this website called www.lawschoolnumbers.com. Considering myself all set with my shiny 172, I decided to peruse the site to see if I was more likely to get into Stanford or Yale.
Of course, I quickly learned that my 2.74 (2.64 LSAC) GPA was just a little bit out of the range of the top 14. Or the top 50.
The point is, even as obviously ignorant of the process and very dynamics of law school admissions that I was, I still attempted to do a little bit of research to figure out where I could go and what I could do. The answers were disappointing, but without the research, I probably would have wasted a fair amount on applications, and maybe would have even ended up going to law school. You wouldn’t even be reading this article right now. Think about how horrible that would be.
But I digress. What I means is, if even a veritable jackass like myself can find and take advantage of the resources out there, you should be able to as well.
Since the lawschoolnumbers site was actually just abjectly terrifying, we recommend taking a look at www.admissionsdean.com. Not just a resource telling you where people are getting in (although that is a huge and important aspect of actually determining the active profile of an incoming class), Admissions Dean has some pretty sweet aspects like a scholarship finder, a cost calculator, various timelines and information on the process, and a really nifty breakdown of the various LSAT Prep companies (ya know, like Blueprint) and their various price and length differences.
It’s a good idea to take advantage of all the resources out there, especially if you’re early on in the process of applying to law school. It’s better to know what’s realistic than to go into the process with pipe dreams.
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