NAPLA Pre-Law Guide

The Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors has prepared the Pre-Law Guide for those considering the legal profession, for undergraduates preparing for legal study, and for candidates applying to law school.  The Guide is designed to help at each stage by providing accurate and up-to-date information.   

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)

Register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), order previous LSATs, register for the LSDS (Law School Data Assembly Service), find information about Law School Financial Aid, and access other LSAC-sponsored programs and services.

Internet Legal Resource Guide

A comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession.

The National Jurist

The National Jurist and PreLaw magazine are the leading news sources in their markets. National Jurist reaches an estimated 100,000 law students. PreLaw is read by more than 45,000 prospective law students.

Information on the admissions process, including writing samples, letters of recommendation and addenda.

Selecting a Law School

ABA Approved Law Schools

Boston College Law School Locator

Hieros Gamos - Law and Legal Research Center was one of the very first online law and government sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. objective is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers. HG’s leadership for over more than a decade has positioned it as one of the most trafficked legal sites. Their student site:

American Bar Association Legal Education Links

U.S. News Rankings

Overall scores calculated by weighing academic reputation (40%), admission selectivity (25%), placement success, and faculty resources (15%). You might find the Law Dean's Brochure, of interest when evaluating how much weight you are going to give these rankings. The statement is a declaration signed by most (but not all) law school deans.

Brennan's Law School Rankings

Rankings include starting salaries, placement rates, cost-benefit analysis comparing tuition costs with employment earnings, student services and a composite ranking of all the rankings.

Princeton Review Law School Rankings

Princeton Review ranks the schools based on information they gather from students and other sources.

LSAT Preparation

The Princeton Review

Information about graduate school admissions and their rankings; financial aid information; career advice; and descriptions of Princeton Review's standardized test preparation materials (including, the LSAT).

Kaplan Review Preparation

Information about Kaplan's standardized test preparation materials (including, the LSAT and sample test questions) with material about law school admissions and financial aid.

National Test Preparation Programs:

TestSherpa Free LSAT Prep

Testmasters LSAT Prep

Powerscore Virtual LSAT Course

Exploring Legal Careers

Resources that will be useful as you consider or pursue a legal career:

Cornell Summer Pre-Law Program

National Association for Law Placement

Ohio State University Washington DC Summer Law Program

The Washington Center

Other University Pre-Law Sites

Timeline: Are you doing everything you need to do to get into law school? Here's an excellent checklist from Elon College.


Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

Sallie Mae EDvisor

Law School Scholarship Finder

Financial Aid Resources

Access Group

This non-profit organization coordinates the majority of loans used to pay for a legal education. They offer competitive rates, low or no guarantee fees on government Stafford Loans, Bar Exam loans, consolidation loans, and private loans. Be sure to request a free copy of Access Advisor ™, their debt management software that not only compares loans but also calculates payments after graduation.

U.S. Department of Education 

College Board Online 

Comprehensive list of financing sources, including access to a database that has several thousand programs and one million scholarship awards.

Petersons Education Center 

Comprehensive list of financing sources, including access to a database that has several thousand programs and over 800,000 scholarship awards.

Legal Research

Internet Legal Resource Guide

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