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If you choose to attend law school online it is very important that you verify the reputation of the school as well as its accreditation. In this section you will find links to various sites that provides information regarding accreditation of a school.

Please note that as of 2010, Standard 309 of the ABA states "no law schools that provide a J.D. degree completely via distance education are approved by the ABA".

Visit our Pre Law Information for Future Law Students page to obtain additional information on online schools, law school rankings, ABA approved law schools and more.

  • ABA - Distance Education

    Standard 306: Distance Education sets out the parameters for earning credit for study offered through distance education. Currently, no law schools that provide a J.D. degree completely via distance education are approved by the ABA. Earning an education completely via distance education may drastically limit your ability to sit for the bar in many states.

  • Adult Learn - Online Law Schools

    What can you do with a law degree other than become a lawyer? You might get into politics and run for government office—or you might enter the field of police work, union arbitration, or contract negotiation. You might deal with such issues as immigration, national security, or forensics, just for starters.The best part of getting your degree is that today you can earn it completely online while continuing your current job.

  • Council for Highter Education Accreditation - Database of Accredited Institutions and Programs

    The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) database lists more than 7,700 degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions and more than 18,700 programs that are accredited by United States accrediting organizations that have been recognized either by CHEA or by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or both. Each accrediting organization’s list of institutions or programs is prefaced by a brief description of the accredited status of the institutions or programs on the list and the year for which the list is accurate.

  • Distance Education and Training Council - Accredited Institutions

    The DETC Accrediting Commission defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence in distance education institutions. The Commission is dedicated to fostering quality assurance, protection of the rights of the students and institutional self-improvement through voluntary accreditation via peer evaluation. DETC accreditation aims to instill public confidence in DETC institutions' missions, goals, performances, and resources through rigorous application and peer-developed accreditation standards.

  • Guide to Online Schools - Online Law and Paralegal Degrees

    The reputation of the school you choose to attend is paramount. Here you can find information on the history and programs of each school as well as request free information packets from the online university or online college of your choice. We also have links to student reviews on the right so you can see what students have been saying about their experience with online colleges.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

In the United States and Canada the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) in order to evaluate logical and reasoning skills of law school candidates. Mandatory for admission into ABA approved law schools it is administered four times a year.

Visit our Law School Application, Admission Process and LSAT page to obtain additional information on the LSAT.

  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

    The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a nonprofit corporation that provides unique, state-of-the-art products and services to ease the admission process for law schools and their applicants worldwide. More than 200 law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia are members of the Council and benefit from LSAC's services.

  • LSAT Center

    Since 1999, LSAT Center has been the ultimate LSAT prep site with over one million users to date. We offer a free 300-page online prep course, our exclusive Socrates Logic Games software, advice from top experts, a timed essay simulator, help finding an LSAT class and more.

  • LSAT Information - Princeton Review

    The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is required for admission to most law schools and is offered four times each year. The LSAT is comprised of 6 sections (Five 35-minute multiple choice sections and a 35-minute writing sample). Testing time is approximately 3.5 hours long, but with breaks you’ll be in the room for 4+ hours.

  • LSAT Registration

    The LSAC recommends that students wishing to register for the LSAT create an LSAT student account and register online through the official LSAC Web site. Through the Web site, students can select a test time, test center, and pay for the exam fees with a credit card through the secure section of the site.

  • Online Guide To The LSAT Exam

    The Law School Admissions Test or LSAT is, as the name indicates, a standardized test for students wishing to enter law school. It is currently required by all ABA-accredited law schools and administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Unlike other graduates admissions tests, such as the GRE and GMAT, the LSAT is still given as a pencil and paper standardized test, not a computer adaptive one.

Financial Aid for Law Students

Law studies are costly and the majority of future law students will need some form of financial assistance to make it through the several years of studies required before obtaining their law degree. In this section Hg.org provides information on various financial options that are available for legal studies.

Visit our Department of Higher Education and Financial Aid by State page to obtain additional information on available financing, grants and loans in your state. Our Financial Aid, Loans, Scholarships and Grants for Law Students page provides information on a variety of subjects related to grants, scholarships and loans including federal aid programs.
  • Federal Student Aid - Department of Education

    The Department offers several kinds of grants: * grants to help students attend college. Students can use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for Pell Grants and other aid for college. * formula grants to agencies using formulas determined by Congress. There is no application process. * discretionary grants to organizations, agencies, and individuals. These are awarded using a competitive process. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements can apply.

  • FinAid

    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. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.

  • GradLoans

    At GradLoans.com, we offer the best graduate student loans and financial aid options including graduate Stafford loans, Grad PLUS loans, private graduate loans, and scholarships for grad students.

Study of Law Abroad

Studying law abroad can be a challenge but also an extremely satisfying experience. If you are considering this option visit our Law Schools Directory page where you will find an exhaustive list of law schools by country.

  • ABA - Cooperative Study Abroad Programs

    Students currently enrolled at an ABA-approved law school who desire to receive credit toward their J.D. degree for study abroad should read carefully the applicable criteria for their course of study and should consult with members of the law school staff or faculty who advise students about foreign study. These programs are only open to students who have successfully completed their first year of study and are enrolled in an ABA approved law school.

  • ABA - Foreign Study Abroad Law Schools

    Standard 307 provides that a law school may not grant credit toward the J.D. degree for studies in a foreign country unless those studies are approved in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools and Criteria adopted by the American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

  • How to Get a Law Degree Abroad

    Studying abroad not only looks impressive on a resume, but is also beneficial to a student, no matter what kind of degree you are pursuing. In certain fields though, such as international law, spending time abroad is especially important in order to gain hands-on experience. There are celebrated foreign law schools for all specialties, and along with offering shorter programs, getting a full law degree abroad is also possible.

  • Legal Study Abroad Headquarters

    The Legal Study Abroad Headquarters is the most comprehensive on-line collection of legal study abroad materials in existence. It contains information, brochures, and contact information for all ABA-approved study abroad programs and contact information for almost every law school in the world. It is a one-stop guide for law students everywhere: (1) for U. S. law students who wish to study abroad, access information on enrollment in one of more than 100 ABA-approved formal study abroad programs or, alternatively, the creation of an individual (ad hoc) study abroad program for a semester, year, or L.L.M. study at any law school in the world, or (2) for non-U. S. law students who wish to study in North America, access information on enrollment in an American Law School as a foreign exchange or L.L.M.

  • Princeton Review - Choosing a Study Abroad Program

    Studying abroad can be a life-changing step. If you're considering it, don't hesitate! The challenges are immense, but so are the rewards.

America's Top Law Schools

  • Brian Leiter's Newest Rankings

    Faculty, students, and parents are, quite reasonably, interested in comparative information on the quality of different law schools. This site compiles such information about many (but, unfortunately, not all) U.S. law schools, along dimensions like faculty quality and job placement. Five or six new studies are posted each year, and are listed under “Newest Rankings.” Prior studies, some going back a decade, are listed under each of the subject-area categories. Each study begins with an explicit statement of the measure being utilized, often with caveats that should affect the interpretation of the results

  • Calculation of Graduate Schools Rankings

    Each year, U.S. News ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. It's important that you use the rankings to supplement—not replace—careful thought and your own inquiries.

  • Princeton Review - Best 172 Law Schools

    We surveyed more than 18,000 students at 172 law schools, in additon to collecting data from school administrators, to create 11 ranking lists. See the complete list of Best Law Schools.

  • US News - Accredited Online Law Schools & Online Law Degrees

    A law degree or a certification as a paralegal prepares you for work in the legal profession. Both lawyers and paralegals often specialize in a specific legal areas, including criminal law, family law, real estate law and tax law, each with its own unique set of legal issues to study.

  • US News - Best Law Schools: A-Z Directory Index

    A career in law starts with finding the school that fits you best. With U.S. News’s rankings, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size, and test scores. Plus, see the top schools in specialties such as environmental law, intellectual property law, and tax law.


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