Law School

Law School Resource Links

Researching Law Schools/Legal Careers

American Bar Association Legal Specialization Areas - Resources for lawyers, including profiles different legal specialties.

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

Pre-Law Handbook - This site enables college students to decide whether they want to become lawyers and guides to law school those who do. One chapter of this website contains exclusive rankings of law schools. This website has no ads.

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

7Sage.com’s Logic Games Explanations  - Free video library of hundreds of logic games, explained.

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

Advise-In Solutions: www.advisein.com  (Premium, personalized advising for pre-law and law school students including a 10-week LSAT prep program, application consulting, intro to law school “bootcamp” and more)

Blakely Moore, LSAT Tutor - In-person or virtual one-on-one tutoring for the LSAT; 10% discount for SU students with valid student ID.

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.)

Chegg LSAT Test Prep - Includes free, full-length online practice LSAT

Exam Focus  - Free practice LSATs and other standardized tests.

GetPrepped LSAT Prep: www.getprepped.com/  (Southwestern students can receive a $25 discount by using the discount code SWU10)

Kaplan Test Prep: www.kaptest.com  (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: http://www.lsatmax.com/  (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: http://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-advice/application-overview

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

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

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

Varsity Tutors: http://www.varsitytutors.com/  (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

Lawyernomics’ Law School Student Debt Resources

MoneyGeek.com’s Financial Aid for Law Students  (Very comprehensive site about negotiating the best deal, scholarships and loan forgiveness)

Paying for Graduate and Professional School - CollegeAffordabilityGuide.com’s comprehensive resource

Applying to Law School

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

Starting Law School

First Day of Law School Tutorial - SMU’s online tutorial is designed to help prospective law students understand the Socratic method of instruction used in law schools.

When Fear Knocks: The Myths and Realities of Law School - by Peter F. Lake, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of law, offers this article about what law school is really like.

Starting Legal Careers

LawyerEdu.org - Step by step requirements on becoming a lawyer or attorney, by state

Legal Jobs - Search for jobs and internships in the legal industry

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. 

Westlaw - Westlaw is the leading online legal research service, providing the broadest collection of legal resources, news, business and public records information. Westlaw offers free and fee-based services and resources.