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Articles of Interest


Law Schools Are Going Online toReach New Students, NY Times, June 23, 2016  

Law School a Solid Investment,Despite Pay Discrepancies, NY Times, June 22, 2016

An Expensive Law Degree and NoPlace to Use It, NY Times, June 19, 2016 

Minnesota Law School, FacingWaning Interest, Cuts Admissions, NY Times, May 134, 2016

Law School That Accepts GREScores Can Continue On, NY Times, May 10, 2016 On

 Fewer New JDs Are GettingJobs Practicing Law, Law 360, May 3, 2016

Overall Stagnation in Legal JobsHides Underlying Shifts, NY Times, April 2, 2016 

Why We Think We’re BetterInvestors Than We Are, NY Times, March 27, 2016 

Was law school worth it? Only 20% of recent grads stronglyagree, pilot study says, ABA Journal, March 24, 2016 

Harvard Law School Through theBack Door?, The American Lawyer, January 5, 2016   

Admission to the NY Bar Just Got Harder Law360, New York (December 16, 2015, 5:27 PM ET)

Law School Proximity Matters for Partner Prospects, Study Finds, The New York Times, May 19, 2015

Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire, The New York Times, May 18, 2015

Law School Becomes Buyers' Market as Competition for Best Students Increases (The (New York Times, 12/2/14)

Preparing for Law School 


Pre-law Program Information Sheet

 2015-2016 Pre-Law Reading List

Pre-law Student Information Form

Law School    

ABA Pre-Law Resources

The Application Process 

Overview of the Law School Application Process   

Law School Application Timeline and Checklist

Applying to Law School (Boston College) 

The Law School Admission Council

Boston College Law School Locator: The Boston College Law School Locator lists the 25th to 75th percentile LSAT scores and GPA ranges of first-year classes at accredited law schools

LSAC Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools

LSAC Guide to Financial Aid

Writing Your Personal Statement 


Need help with your personal statement? Check out these resources. 
Do's and Dont's of Writing Your Personal Statement

Personal Statement Prompts   

Personal Statement Workshop


Data Tools

The Center's Data Tools provide law school data in an easily accessible format, allowing the legal education community to more readily analyze, research, and compare law schools. The tools utilize publicly available datasets from the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. Access Group is grateful to the ABA for collecting these data and providing them for public review and use.