Researching law schools: Additional resources

Reliable information and research assistance are hard to come by when you’re looking at law schools. These links represent some of the best.

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.