Resources


National Pre-Law Advisor Listserv

PLANC has transitioned the National Pre-Law Advisor Listserv from Elon University to Google Groups. To join the PLANC Pre-Law Advisors listserv, send an email to planc-pre-law-advisors+subscribe@googlegroups.com. You will receive a confirmation email after joining the Google Group.

The Elon pre-law advisor listerv went offline on Friday, September 6, 2013. Much appreciation goes out to Nim Batchelor at Elon University who has generously moderated and hosted the listserv for many years.

General Law Information

  • LexisNexis
    Free resource that provides legal news, commentary, blogs, video, podcasts and an extensive collection of treatises to attorneys, law and pre-law students, law professors and litigants.

  • The National Law Journal
    Law.com is a single, comprehensive destination for legal information and e-law services on the Web.

  • Pre-Law student services
    This is a categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as more than 850 locally stored web pages and downloadable files, this site was established 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. The selection criteria are predicated on two principles: the extent to which the resource is unique, as well as the relative value of the information it provides.
  • General pre-law information
    This source provides you with information regarding what to do before beginning to study in law school. The Legal Learning Study Skills Workshop, is devoted to helping you achieve your goals in law school from Carolyn Nygren, author of the Starting off Right in Law School series of books.


Finance


Law Schools

  • The NAPLA-SAPLA Book of Law School Lists
    This is an extensive directory of law school academic programs, areas of emphasis without graduate degrees, joint degree programs, schools that award non-need-based scholarships, schools with evening divisions, study abroad programs, and much other useful information.
  • The 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. This means that half of a law school's entering class scored in the range indicated. The Locator can help you identify schools where your scores and grades are most competitive for admission and help you gauge your chance of admission at a particular school. The chart is useful in evaluating law school choices but cannot determine where you should or should not apply. The law schools are placed in cells on the chart according to their 25th percentile scores.
  • NAPLA Law School Locator (pdf)
    A matrix of the median GPA and LSAT Scores for accepted applicants to ABA accredited law schools.
  • Getting Into Law School: A Guide for Pre-Law Students
    This guide is published by Admissions Dean and contains articles written with the help of admissions officers (deans) from top law schools across the country. The guide contains information on how to navigate the law school admissions process. This can be used by pre-law advisors to assist in their advising. Equally, it can be given to students as a free resource to answer plaguing questions about the process of applying, and getting accepted, to law school. Articles address various topics such as what to do if you are waitlisted, the appropriate information to include in a resume or letter, or how to interpret particular numbers when researching law schools. The information is invaluable, as it is coming directly from the individuals students are applying to.

Legal Employment


Students

  • LSAC Bibliography
    The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) offers a bibliography of publications, updated yearly, for the pre-law candidate.

  • Discover Law
    The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. That's why LSAC developed the DiscoverLaw.org campaign—to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law and choose a path in undergraduate school to help them succeed. With access to experts, inspiring stories about law school graduates, a list of the most frequently asked questions, and more, DiscoverLaw.org provides students with resources, tips, and tools on how to become a competitive law school applicant. DiscoverLaw.org is being promoted to undergraduate students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds nationwide through online and print advertising. Campuses across the country are encouraged to take advantage of the campaign's many resources and materials.
  • Equal Justice Works
    The goal of Equal Justice Works is to provide law school applicants with an easy-to-use tool, free of charge, that will broaden their knowledge of schools' commitment to public service and help them make more informed choices about which law schools are the best fit for them. Given the level of interest in public service within the advisee population, you may find this Guide to be a valuable research tool to include among those you recommend to all those considering law.
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
    P.A.D.'s Pre-Law Program resulted from extensive P.A.D. Sponsored research and surveys which demonstrated that no national organization was effectively addressing the needs of pre-law students. When the results of P.A.D.'s research was presented to law students, attorneys, and judges on the floor of the 1980 P.A.D. International Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas, it was decided that Phi Alpha Delta would accept the challenge to better equip pre-law students for the rigors of law school and the legal profession. The fundamental objective of P.A.D.'s Pre-Law Program is to assist undergraduate students to make an "informed choice" in selecting law as a career, deciding which law school to attend, and in preparing for the rigors of law school. Phi Alpha Delta remains the only Law Fraternity and the only national legal organization of any kind with a national Pre-Law Program committed to meeting the needs of undergraduate students interested in the law.
  • PreLaw magazine
    PreLaw Magazine is a National Jurist publication. Information from their website: "The National Jurist and PreLaw magazine are the leading news sources in their markets. National Jurist reaches an estimated 100,000 law students. PreLaw is read by more than 45,000 prospective law students."