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Resources for Law School

There are many sites containing extensive information to help you prepare for a career in law or a related field:

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Legal

Legal Careers

  • American Bar Association

    With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

  • CataLaw

    CataLaw is the catalog of catalogs of worldwide law on the Internet. It aids legal research by arranging all indexes of law and government into a uniform, universal and unique metaindex.

  • Cornell Pre-Law Program

    If you're thinking about becoming a lawyer—or simply want to know more about the law and how it affects our everyday lives—you're invited to be a part of the Cornell University Prelaw Program.

  • Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO)

    CLEO is a nonprofit entity of the American Bar Association. Our mission is to diversify the legal profession. Since our inception in 1968, CLEO has been at the forefront of helping minority, low-income and disadvantaged students gain access to law school, successfully matriculate and pass the bar exam.

  • Equal Justice Works

    The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Information about loan repayment programs and public interest law.

  • FindLaw

    The FindLaw Lawyer Directory features detailed profiles of attorneys from across the United States.

  • Hieros Gamos: A Comprehensive Site to the Legal Profession

    HG.org was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers.

  • ILR-FEX, WISP, and Internships

    ILR-FEX, WISP, and Internships

  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

    The LSAC is committed to easing the law school admission process for law schools, prelaw advisors, and prospective law students.

  • Law School Companion

    Avenues for outstanding legal education.

  • Lawyers.com

    Legal topics and database for finding a lawyer.

  • Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. Our online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.

  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers

    A comprehensive and free solution for researching legal employers throughout the United States.

  • NALP Prelaw Portal

    NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, is an organization made up of legal employers and law school career professionals. NALP — its staff, leaders, and members — collectively know a whole lot about the world of lawyer jobs. This portal was designed by NALP volunteers to help prelaw advisors and students in the US learn more about the legal employment market.

  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

    NALA is the nation's leading professional association for paralegals. As a non-profit organization, NALA provides continuing education and professional development programs for paralegals - from novice to experienced professionals.

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA)

    Your destination for exciting Legal job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the Legal Industry.

  • The Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP)

    NALP is a nonprofit educational association established to meet the needs of all participants in the legal employment process (career planning, recruitment and hiring, and professional development of law students and lawyers) for information, coordination and standards. NALP’s membership includes virtually every ABA-approved law school in the US, Canadian law schools and hundreds of legal employers from both the public and private sectors. NALP is dedicated to continuously improving career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students, lawyers, and its members.

  • University of Oxford/Ohio State University Summer Law Program

    The University of Oxford – The Ohio State University Summer Law Program offers students the unique opportunity to study with faculty from both Oxford University in England and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in the United States.

  • Washburn University School of Law: Law Schools and Legal Associations

    Legal resources on the web.

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Legal Careers

The following is a guide to various resources that may be of help as you consider or pursue a law career.

  • Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders

    We are New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

  • Hieros Gamos: A Comprehensive Site to the Legal Profession

    HG.org was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers.

  • Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship

    Separate five-week summer programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. They bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

  • Lambda Legal

    A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

    The LSAC is committed to easing the law school admission process for law schools, prelaw advisors, and prospective law students.

  • Law School Companion

    Avenues for outstanding legal education.

  • LSAC Law School Links

    Links to law schools, provided by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

  • martindale.com

    The yellow pages of the legal world, containing entries on attorneys at large firms, small firms, government agencies and in-house counsels in offices in the USA and Canada. Can search by location, name and practice areas.

  • NALP Prelaw Portal

    NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, is an organization made up of legal employers and law school career professionals. NALP — its staff, leaders, and members — collectively know a whole lot about the world of lawyer jobs. This portal was designed by NALP volunteers to help prelaw advisors and students in the US learn more about the legal employment market.

  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Career Program

    The SEO Career Program recruits, selects and trains college students of color for summer internships that lead to full-time jobs with investment banks, corporate law firms and other leading global companies. Historically, more than 80% of interns receive full-time job offers from SEO corporate partners.

Law School
  • American Bar Association

    With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

  • Boston College Online Law School Locator

    The Boston College Online Law School Locator lists the 25th to 75th percentile LSAT scores and GPA ranges of first year classes at accredited law schools, entering in the fall of 2014.

  • CollegeScholarships.com

    Scholarships are available for high school, undergraduate, graduate and international students attending a college or technical school.

  • Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO)

    CLEO is a nonprofit entity of the American Bar Association. Our mission is to diversify the legal profession. Since our inception in 1968, CLEO has been at the forefront of helping minority, low-income and disadvantaged students gain access to law school, successfully matriculate and pass the bar exam.

  • Hieros Gamos: A Comprehensive Site to the Legal Profession

    HG.org was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers.

  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

    The LSAC is committed to easing the law school admission process for law schools, prelaw advisors, and prospective law students.

  • Law School Companion

    Avenues for outstanding legal education.

  • LSAC Law School Links

    Links to law schools, provided by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

  • NALP Prelaw Portal

    NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, is an organization made up of legal employers and law school career professionals. NALP — its staff, leaders, and members — collectively know a whole lot about the world of lawyer jobs. This portal was designed by NALP volunteers to help prelaw advisors and students in the US learn more about the legal employment market.

  • NAPLA/SAPLA Book of Law School Lists

    The NAPLA/SAPLA Book of Law School Lists includes information on law programs offered by schools and universities across the country.

  • Peterson's Guides

    Comprehensive guide to college information. (Also accessible through CCNet.)

  • The Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP)

    NALP is a nonprofit educational association established to meet the needs of all participants in the legal employment process (career planning, recruitment and hiring, and professional development of law students and lawyers) for information, coordination and standards. NALP’s membership includes virtually every ABA-approved law school in the US, Canadian law schools and hundreds of legal employers from both the public and private sectors. NALP is dedicated to continuously improving career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students, lawyers, and its members.

  • The Association of American Law Schools

    AALS is a resource for the improvement of the quality of legal education by networking law school faculty, professional staff and deans to information and resources.

  • Washburn University School of Law: Law Schools and Legal Associations

    Legal resources on the web.

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Financial Aid for Law School
  • Access Group

    An organization whose mission is to provide financial support and solutions to help aspiring professionals achieve success.

  • College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE

    The financial aid application service of the College Board -- a national, not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

  • Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO)

    CLEO is a nonprofit entity of the American Bar Association. Our mission is to diversify the legal profession. Since our inception in 1968, CLEO has been at the forefront of helping minority, low-income and disadvantaged students gain access to law school, successfully matriculate and pass the bar exam.

  • Equal Justice Works

    The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Information about loan repayment programs and public interest law.

  • Fastaid.com

    The world's largest and oldest private-sector scholarships, graduate scholarships, worldwide scholarships, fellowships, grants and free undergraduate college scholarship database.

  • Fastweb

    Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college.

  • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Free application for Federal Student Aid.

  • FRESCH

    Free scholarship search engine.

  • Hieros Gamos: A Comprehensive Site to the Legal Profession

    HG.org was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers.

  • Law School Scholarship Finder

    The largest free database of private law school scholarships on the Internet.

  • LSAC Law School Links

    Links to law schools, provided by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

  • Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. Our online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.

  • Minorities - College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships

    A database searchable by keyword, designed specifically for minority students.

  • NALP Prelaw Portal

    NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, is an organization made up of legal employers and law school career professionals. NALP — its staff, leaders, and members — collectively know a whole lot about the world of lawyer jobs. This portal was designed by NALP volunteers to help prelaw advisors and students in the US learn more about the legal employment market.

  • NellieMae EDvisor

    Private education loans are available to make up the difference between other available funds and school costs. Nellie Mae offers one of the most popular private loans, the Smart Option Student Loan®.

  • SallieMae

    Private student loans to cover up to 100% of the cost of your education.

  • Scholarships4School

    Scholarships4School is a completely free resource provided by Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS) to help those who are currently enrolled in college, or thinking about attending college, by providing them with a comprehensive guide to scholarships.

  • The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

    FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.

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Paralegals
  • CataLaw

    CataLaw is the catalog of catalogs of worldwide law on the Internet. It aids legal research by arranging all indexes of law and government into a uniform, universal and unique metaindex.

  • FindLaw

    The FindLaw Lawyer Directory features detailed profiles of attorneys from across the United States.

  • Hieros Gamos: A Comprehensive Site to the Legal Profession

    HG.org was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers.

  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers

    A comprehensive and free solution for researching legal employers throughout the United States.

  • NALP Prelaw Portal

    NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, is an organization made up of legal employers and law school career professionals. NALP — its staff, leaders, and members — collectively know a whole lot about the world of lawyer jobs. This portal was designed by NALP volunteers to help prelaw advisors and students in the US learn more about the legal employment market.

  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

    NALA is the nation's leading professional association for paralegals. As a non-profit organization, NALA provides continuing education and professional development programs for paralegals - from novice to experienced professionals.

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA)

    Your destination for exciting Legal job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the Legal Industry.

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Legal Internet Resources

Legal Resouces

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

    The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences. 

  • American Bar Association

    With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

  • CataLaw

    CataLaw is the catalog of catalogs of worldwide law on the Internet. It aids legal research by arranging all indexes of law and government into a uniform, universal and unique metaindex.

  • Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO)

    CLEO is a nonprofit entity of the American Bar Association. Our mission is to diversify the legal profession. Since our inception in 1968, CLEO has been at the forefront of helping minority, low-income and disadvantaged students gain access to law school, successfully matriculate and pass the bar exam.

  • Equal Justice Works

    The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Information about loan repayment programs and public interest law.

  • FindLaw

    The FindLaw Lawyer Directory features detailed profiles of attorneys from across the United States.

  • Hieros Gamos: A Comprehensive Site to the Legal Profession

    HG.org was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers.

  • Internet Legal Research Group

    A categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as thousands of locally stored web pages, legal forms, and downloadable files, this site was established in 1995 to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America. Designed for everyone, lay persons and legal scholars alike, it is quality controlled to include only the most substantive legal resources online.

  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

    The LSAC is committed to easing the law school admission process for law schools, prelaw advisors, and prospective law students.

  • Lawyers.com

    Legal topics and database for finding a lawyer.

  • Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. Our online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.

  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers

    A comprehensive and free solution for researching legal employers throughout the United States.

  • NALP Prelaw Portal

    NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, is an organization made up of legal employers and law school career professionals. NALP — its staff, leaders, and members — collectively know a whole lot about the world of lawyer jobs. This portal was designed by NALP volunteers to help prelaw advisors and students in the US learn more about the legal employment market.

  • The Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP)

    NALP is a nonprofit educational association established to meet the needs of all participants in the legal employment process (career planning, recruitment and hiring, and professional development of law students and lawyers) for information, coordination and standards. NALP’s membership includes virtually every ABA-approved law school in the US, Canadian law schools and hundreds of legal employers from both the public and private sectors. NALP is dedicated to continuously improving career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students, lawyers, and its members.

  • Washburn University School of Law: Law Schools and Legal Associations

    Legal resources on the web.

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