The law school you choose determines how you'll spend the next three years of your life and greatly influences how well you'll do in the job market after graduation. The Best 172 Law Schools gives you student survey-driven profiles of the nation's top 172 law schools as well as detailed statistical information about accredited law schools. This book also provides answers to all the paractical questions you should ask when applying to law school, including:
Which employers are hiring graduates?
Is the focus of the curriculam on the practical or theoretical aspects of law?
Is the environment competitive?
What internship/externship opportunities are available to students?
You'll also get each school's admissions criteria, deadlines, telephone numbers, tuition figures, e-mail and snail mail addresses, and other key information.
Table of Contents
All About Law School 1
Chapter 1 So You Want to Go to Law School 3
Chapter 2 Choosing a Law School 7
Chapter 3 Applying to Law School 9
Chapter 4 The LSAT 13
Chapter 5 Writing a Great Personal Statement 19
Chapter 6 Recommendations 23
Chapter 7 Real-Life Work Experience and Community Service 25
Chapter 8 Interviews 27
Chapter 9 Money Matters 29
Chapter 10 Law Schools 101 35
Chapter 11 How to Excel at Any Law School 39
Chapter 12 Career Matters 43
Chapter 13 How to Use This Book 45
Law Schools Ranked by Category 53
Law Schools Descriptive Profiles 59
Law Schools Data Listings 405
ABA-Approved Schools 407
CBA-Approved Schools 433
Canadian Law Schools 445
Schools Says 457
Alphabetical Index 472
Index by Location 476
Index by Cost 480
About the Authors 48