Resources

Admission Calculator

Calculate Your Chance of Admission at several schools based on your undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. The first step in creating your list of schools to apply to.

Books

The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More
Written by the former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, this is a no-nonsense guide to the application process, covering everything from the importance of the LSAT to the role of ethnicity, background, and age. Recommended reading for anyone feeling confused by the process.

The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, Second Edition
A straightforward “where, when, how” guide to navigating the law school admissions system. Gives advice on how to craft an effective personal statement, whom to ask for recommendations, and much more.

Websites

Top Law Schools Forums
An immense resource of online forums covering law school applications, LSAT preparation, financial aid, and everything else you may be wondering about.

Blog from Yale Law Department of Admissions
A useful, frequently updated blog run by the Yale Law School’s admissions team.

US News’ Law Admissions Lowdown Blog
General blog about all things Law School.

Law School in the News

Go to a Good Law School or Don’t Go At All

How To Fix Law School
From The New Republic, a roundtable with legal experts asking how law school should evolve in the years to come.

A Study on the Predictive Power of the LSAT

A Sobering but Thoughtful Article on the Legal Profession

LSAT test-takers continue to decline

Rankings

Rankings matter more for law school than for any other professional education. But the value of rankings lies only in how well their metrics pertain to the applicant’s needs. Therefore, Cambridge Coaching likes to use two sets of rankings. The first is the most commonly-used list from US News. The second is from the website Above the Law, and it is slightly different from US News’s rankings because it focuses not on GPA and LSAT scores, but on employment outcomes. ATL’s are the only rankings to incorporate the latest ABA employment data concerning the class of 2013. While the top 10 schools presented here are similar - but not identical - the interesting variations come in the #11-50 zone.

US News & World Report Law School Rankings (plus tuition and enrollment data):
Above the Law Rankings

1. Yale Law School
2. Harvard Law School
3. Stanford Law School
4. Columbia Law School
5. University of Chicago Law School
6. NYU School of Law
7. Duke Law School
8. University of Pennsylvania Law School
9. University of Virginia Law School
10. University of Michigan Law School