Top 5 Factors in Choosing a Law School
Surveying Practicing Attorneys
I surveyed more than 250 attorneys from across the country to provide you with information that will help you decide:
1: whether to go to law school
2: where to go to law school
3: what you can expect from a law degree, and
4: how to make yourself employable as a lawyer.
Today, I want to share the results of the following question –
What do attorneys say are the 5 Most Important Factors in Choosing a Law School? Percentages are based on number of lawyers naming these in their top 5.*
1: Location near job and internship opportunities. (74%)
2: Bar passage rate (72%)
3: Supportiveness of faculty and administration (69%)
4: U.S. News rankings (67%)
5: Cost of attendance (tied at 55%)
5: Area of specialization (tied at 55%)
I’m going to be posting some excerpts from my new book, The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers, now available. It just came out last week and is under $12 on Amazon. I look forward to your comments and questions about the book.
*(see page 206 of The Law School Decision Game for more about this data and other conclusions about choosing a law school).