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).
Ann Levine is the author of the best selling law school admission guide book: The Law School Admission Game and made admissions decisions at two ABA-approved law schools. In 2004 she founded Law School Expert and has helped thousands of applicants navigate the tough process to get into law school. She has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, US News, Above the Law, Blueprint Prep, and more.
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