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- ABA-Approved Law Schools: Select the link to view the current listing of the schools with American Bar Association accreditation.
- The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC): Select the link to be directed to the LSAC website. LSAC is the umbrella organization for applying to law school, and there is a wealth of information included on this site.
- Internet Legal Research Group (ILRG): Select the link to access the ILRG site which has many helpful pre-law links.
- Find Law: Select the link to access their pre-law page which has a lot of helpful links for the pre-law student.
- National Association for Law Placement (NALP): Select this link to access accurate legal employment data and information.
- Law:Fully: Select this link to view LSAC’s blog exploring all aspects of law and legal education—the future of the legal profession, access to justice, diversity and inclusion, testing and assessment, law and technology, and more.
- AccessLex Institute: Select this link to access information, help centers, and calculator tools provided by this nonprofit organization to assist you in making financial decisions related to preparing for, and attending, law school.
Links to Illinois Law Schools: Heading link
- University of Chicago Law School
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
- DePaul University College of Law
- University of Illinois College of Law
- University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- Northern Illinois University College of Law
- Northwestern University School of Law
- Southern Illinois University School of Law
Books about Law School/Legal Profession Heading link
- Tracey E. George and Suzanna Sherry’s book, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know
- Kenneth J. Vandevelde’s, Thinking Like a Lawyer
- How to Be (Sort of) Happy in Law School, by Kathryne Young. Many students say it really helped them manage first year.
- 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School by Andrew J. McClurg
- Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students by Robert H. Miller
- The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law by Ward Farnsworth
- Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy R. Paul
- One L by Scott Turow
- Legal Writing in Plain English by Bryan Garner and A Short & Happy Guide to Legal Writing by Debbie Borman are helpful for students entering law school to have a better understanding of legal writing.
- The American Legal Profession: The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law by Christopher P. Banks
- 24 hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers by Jasper Kim
- Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates and Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Best Judges by Ross Guberman. Both are filled with examples, and the extensive analyses are extremely helpful.
- Real Law Stories by Richard Brisbin and John Kilwein. For students who want to get a feel for what lawyers do.