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Law school application process

Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

The Law School Admission Council administers the LSAT and acts as the clearinghouse for all of your application materials (through the Credential Assembly Service, or CAS). is the second most important website (after this one, of course) for law school applicants.

Researching Law Schools

LSAC - Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools

Searchable database of all ABA-approved law schools, providing substantial data regarding admissions, employment, faculty and student body demographics, bar passage rates and more.

ABA Standard 509 Required Disclosures

Admission and other information for every ABA-accredited law school, all in one convenient location. Includes links to all of the most recent 509s -- law schools are required to disclose this information every year, and to post it visibly on their websites.

ABA Section of Legal Education - Employment Outcomes

Searchable database of most recently available employment data for all ABA-approved schools. Does not include salary information, but is otherwise pretty comprehensive.

ABA Section of Legal Education—Law School Statistics

A collection of useful statistics about ABA-accredited law schools, including post-grad employment, admissions, and student body demographics.

Law School Transparency

Advocacy group whose aim is to make information about law school costs and employment data more readily accessible and comprehensible for individuals considering legal careers.

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS): Law Jobs By the Numbers

Customizable search engine for researching law school graduates' employment rates. Uses ABA employment data but allows you to reframe and view the data in a number of different ways.

ABA Section of Legal Education - Pre-Law information and resources

The American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education offers a number of resources for researching legal education options, as well as advice on undergraduate preparation for law school.

Wilson-Stern Book of Law School Lists

Compiled by two long time pre-law advisors, the Book of Lists is just that -- a regularly updated set of lists of various law school attributes, from academic programs, to clinical offerings, to scholarship policies. Caveat: the lists should be a starting place for your research, not an end!

My Rank

Spivey Consulting's MyRank allows you to weight various factors in your consideration of law schools based on your own priorities, and then filters and ranks the schools accordingly.

Analytix by AccessLex

Compare law schools based on a large dataset of metrics.

XploreJD by AccessLex

A question-based search engine that filters and ranks law schools based on your input about six factors: Location, Cost, Enrollment, Diversity, Curriculum, and Outcomes.

Researching Legal Careers

NALP Pre-Law Portal

NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, is the primary source for information on trends in legal employment and the profession. They have prepared an excellent set of pages for applicants researching employment- and placement-related information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook pages for lawyers

The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzes the employment outlooks for a number of occupations each year, including lawyers and other law-related jobs.

I Am the Law

Podcast from Law School Transparency featuring interviews with lawyers in a wide variety of fields.

Financing Law School

Federal Student Aid - StudentAid.Gov

Federal government website providing a wide range of tools and resources for understanding your options for financing your legal education, and for applying for federal aid. The FAFSA can be found here.

AccessLex - Center for Education and Financial Capability

A wide range of resources and tools to help you understand your options for financing your legal education and repaying your debt.

AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank

A carefully vetted and maintained database of scholarships for law students, both first year and returning.

MAX Pre-Law from AccessLex

Comprehensive set of resources about law school with special emphasis on financing your legal education financing. Includes online workshops, webinars, and coaching, all free of charge.

Equal Justice Works, How to Manage Your Student Debt While Pursuing a Public Interest Legal Career

Equal Justice Works provides an excellent and comprehensive guide to managing law school debt on a public interest salary. Updated annually.

FinAid: The SmartStudent(tm) Guide to Financial Aid

Excellent, comprehensive source of information on all types of higher education aid, including scholarships and loans.


Developed by the Project on Student Debt, this site offers comprehensive information on income-based repayment of debt, including a calculator to help determine your eligibility.

Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Information and resources from the National Consumer Law Center on all your debt repayment options.

Community Foundation of Western Mass

Hundreds of scholarships available to students in or from Western Mass, for both undergrad and law/grad school.

Other Community Foundations in Massachusetts

A complete list of all community foundations in Massachusetts. Some, but not all, of these offer scholarships for higher education.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The American Bar Association offers 20 3-year $15,000 scholarships to support racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.


A free online database of scholarships.

Diversity in the Legal Profession

American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights

Resources for applicants, law students, and lawyers with disabilities.

American Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Center

Wide range of resources and information regarding diversity in the legal profession.


A project of of the Law School Admission Council aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.

LatinoJustice Cesar A. Perales (CAP) Leadership Institute

New York-based organization aimed at increasing Latinx representation in the legal profession.

National Black Pre-Law Conference

National conference aimed at increasing the numbers of excellent, strategic and competitive African American law school applicants, students and graduates nationwide.

SEO Law Fellowship and Pipeline Programs

SEO Law provides mentoring, fellowships, and other pipeline programs for prelaw and law students from racially- and ethnically- underrepresented backgrounds.

Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)

CLEO offers a wide range of programming and resources to expand opportunities to underrepresented individuals in the legal profession.

Boston Lawyers Group

The Boston Lawyers Group works with a large range of law firms, legal organizations, and law schools to identify, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color. BLG sponsors internship, mentoring, and networking opportunities in the Boston area.

UMass Websites and Services

Dean of Students—disciplinary records

Contact the office of the Dean of Students to access your disciplinary record in order to respond to character and fitness questions.

Career Services

For assistance in researching and obtaining internships and post-graduate employment, and help with resumes, informational interviewing and networking.