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Guide to Law School

If you have already been through college, then you know the drill. You have to pick a couple schools, apply, and pray. Actually, there is a lot more to it than that, as you could have guessed. I know this well, as I am currently at this part of the process.

You need to take time to consider what school you want to go to. It will not just affect the next three years, but the rest of your life. Keep in mind that the majority of people get a job in the area they went to school, so you might not want to go to school with your cute next-door neighbor in Iowa if you want to live in New York. Go visit the school, talk to current students and decide if that school is the one for you. Set your goals high, but always remember to apply to a few safety schools, especially since the number of applications for law school has gone up dramatically during this time of economic recession. You will also need to apply to LSDAS in order to ease the application process for yourself as well as for the schools you are applying to.

As for surviving law school, I may not be an expert on that yet, but my guess is you better like coffee.

Here you can see the top 100 law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News. There are also links to the school's Web sites and information on how they ranked the schools.

Here is a little something to help the tired, cranky law student. It's called “Legal Lexicon's Lyceum” and it is an electronic law library. It has a law dictionary with thousands of legal terms, phrases, and concepts. Plus, they threw in a little humor for you.

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