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Researching Schools

Andrew AlterioAndrew Alterio Alum Member
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What do you guys use? The sites I found like US news make you pay to see a lot...

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  • kelly1234kelly1234 Legacy Member
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    lawschoolnumbers.com

    Best website by far. It show rankings, general stats on the school, and profiles of people applying to those schools so you can see where you stand.

  • TheMikeyTheMikey Alum Member
    4196 karma

    Lawschoolnumbers, the ABA 509s, employment stats through the ABA, and generally just google and you can find some stuff.

    you could also head to like lawschool.life and reddit to see if you can find anything on what students/alum say about a school you are interested for some insight!

  • OhnoeshalpmeOhnoeshalpme Alum Member
    2531 karma

    I paid for LST pro, probably not worth $75 bucks but it's useful. I recommend that you check out lawschoolnumbers, LST and ATL rankings to name a few. Also a great tool is mylsn it compiles information from previous cycles and shows you the percentages of students (in a specific range of scores) who were accepted to various schools. heres a link: http://mylsn.info/r/pre-law/admissions/search/

  • David.BusisDavid.Busis Member Moderator Admissions Consultant
    6931 karma

    @kelly1234 @TheMikey @Ohnoeshalpme @"Drew Alterio" We compiled medians and a lot more information here: https://7sage.com/admissions/top-law-school-admissions/

    This data comes from the most recent 509 disclosures.

    We also did a statistical analysis of data from LSN + our own to figure out how much each factor affects your chances of admission: https://7sage.com/admissions/lesson/affects-chances-getting-law-school/.

    @Ohnoeshalpme We are building a predictive tool! It's more or less a modern version of MyLSN. I'll announce it to everyone when it's ready!

  • s_jrickes_jricke Alum Member
    360 karma

    I don't think I saw anybody mention http://www.top-law-schools.com/

    some interesting stuff to look at there

  • JPJ July2021JPJ July2021 Monthly Member
    1532 karma

    @"David.Busis" The info that 7Sage has compiled for admissions is fantastic!

  • JustDoItJustDoIt Alum Member
    3112 karma
  • kimpg_66kimpg_66 Alum Member
    1617 karma

    @"David.Busis" said:
    @Ohnoeshalpme We are building a predictive tool! It's more or less a modern version of MyLSN. I'll announce it to everyone when it's ready!

    When are y'all planning to announce ?This cycle?

  • kimpg_66kimpg_66 Alum Member
    1617 karma

    Also--once you know where your numbers place you (e.g. T6, T14, T1, T2 etc), reach out to alumni of your undergrad!! This has been soooo helpful. My career center recommended it. Every single person I've messaged has gotten back to me. LinkedIn has an alumni tool, which allows you to search for employers, businesses, schools, etc amongst other alumni from your undergrad. I just search the law school I'm interested in and cold message those I can find who have that law school listed. It's also great ammo for a Why X or LOCI ;)

  • lsatplaylistlsatplaylist Alum Member
    5244 karma

    ThinkingLSAT often discusses schools and may help with some of the research.

  • David.BusisDavid.Busis Member Moderator Admissions Consultant
    6931 karma

    @kimmy_m66 This cycle!

  • kimpg_66kimpg_66 Alum Member
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    @"David.Busis" said:
    @kimmy_m66 This cycle!

    !! Awesome! Very exciting--thanks for always being so innovative here at 7sage :)

  • Seeking PerfectionSeeking Perfection Alum Member
    4423 karma

    @s_jricke said:
    I don't think I saw anybody mention http://www.top-law-schools.com/

    some interesting stuff to look at there

    I would pay more attention to old posts on that site. They had some sort of corporate takeover and most of the best users went over to law school life at the start of this year. A lot of them deleted their posts leaving incomplete posts after they started getting censored and edited.

    There is definitely irreplaceable good advice in the older TLS forums though.

    If you want people to try to talk you out of being a lawyer(which happened frequently on TLS) you could always ask for advice on the forums at JD Underground.

  • s_jrickes_jricke Alum Member
    360 karma

    @"Seeking Perfection" said:

    @s_jricke said:
    I don't think I saw anybody mention http://www.top-law-schools.com/

    some interesting stuff to look at there

    I would pay more attention to old posts on that site. They had some sort of corporate takeover and most of the best users went over to law school life at the start of this year. A lot of them deleted their posts leaving incomplete posts after they started getting censored and edited.

    There is definitely irreplaceable good advice in the older TLS forums though.

    If you want people to try to talk you out of being a lawyer(which happened frequently on TLS) you could always ask for advice on the forums at JD Underground.

    Thanks for the heads up! I actually just checked that site out myself for the first time the other day, so that's good know before I got too deep into it.

  • kimpg_66kimpg_66 Alum Member
    1617 karma

    @s_jricke said:

    @"Seeking Perfection" said:

    @s_jricke said:
    I don't think I saw anybody mention http://www.top-law-schools.com/

    some interesting stuff to look at there

    I would pay more attention to old posts on that site. They had some sort of corporate takeover and most of the best users went over to law school life at the start of this year. A lot of them deleted their posts leaving incomplete posts after they started getting censored and edited.

    There is definitely irreplaceable good advice in the older TLS forums though.

    If you want people to try to talk you out of being a lawyer(which happened frequently on TLS) you could always ask for advice on the forums at JD Underground.

    Thanks for the heads up! I actually just checked that site out myself for the first time the other day, so that's good know before I got too deep into it.

    The users of the site have transitioned to www.lawschool.life. There is much less info, as they've only been there for a few months, but still a good resource non-the-less

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