Law School

Law School Resource Links

Researching Law Schools/Legal Careers

American Bar Association - Resources for lawyers and law students.

CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.) : Numerous pre-law resources to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school.

National Association for Law Placement - Provides placement statistics of graduates of member law schools (most ABA-approved law schools are members). NALP’s mission is “Preeminent leadership and expertise in legal career planning, recruitment and hiring, employment and professional development worldwide.”

Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools - The American Bar Association and Law School Admission Council produce this searchable database. LSAT and GPA ranges, Bar passage rates, faculty-student ratios and other statistics for all ABA-approved schools are available.

LSAT Preparation Numerous free and affordable resources for LSAT prep and law school application advice. 

Austin LSAT Prep:   (Southwestern students will receive $100 off LSAT course fees by entering AL-SWU100 under promotional code on their enrollment form.)

Blueprint LSAT Prep : Offers courses and other educational services to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).  ($100 discount on online course to any Southwestern University students. To redeem the discount, call or e-mail their office (using your .edu e-mail address.)

Kaplan Test Prep: (SU students receive a $200 discount for on-campus classes, which they can redeem by calling the Austin Kaplan Center at 512.472.8085, rather than registering online.)

LSATMax LSAT Prep:  (Highest-rated prep course in the App Store. Raise your score, guaranteed. Join 150,000+ students who raised their score and were accepted into their top law school choices.)

Practice LSATs  - Via the SU library, this direct link only works from on campus. Otherwise, log in through the SU library page > Databases A-Z > LearningExpress Library > go to All Centers menu tab at top and choose College Center > use the right arrow to tab over to Prepare for Graduate School Admission Exams > defaults to GMAT, but use the left-hand navigation bar to select for LSAT (as well as PCAT and GRE).

Princeton Review:

ScorePerfect:  (The finest and most comprehensive test preparation in the world.)

Testmasters:  (One of fastest growing test prep companies in the country.  Now offering FREE online grading resources.)

TestPrepReview  - Advice about the LSAT and other standardized tests, as well as practice questions.

Varsity Tutors:  (Southwestern students will receive a $75 discount off any tutoring package. Premier 1-on-1 private tutoring service specializing in all academic subjects in addition to test prep. In addition to our physical locations, we have online Skype tutoring.)

Funding Law School

AccessLex’s Resource Collections - Digital repository of the leading research and resources in legal education today curated to offer the most relevant information and influential scholarly works available on the topics of law school diversity, academic and bar success, and financial education’s Financial Aid for Law Students  (Very comprehensive site about negotiating the best deal, scholarships and loan forgiveness)

Paying for Graduate and Professional School -’s comprehensive resource

Applying to Law School

Law School Admission Council:  (Register for LSAT, check status of LSDAS file, order old tests, find links to every accredited law school)

Starting Legal Careers - Step by step requirements on becoming a lawyer or attorney, by state

Texas Young Lawyers’ Association - Great assistance for new lawyers and those considering law careers

Texas State Bar Association - Find contact information for networking purposes for SU alumni practicing law in Texas.