ERIC Number: ED221139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Inside the Law Schools. A Guide by Students, for Students. Revised Edition
Goldfarb, Sally F., Comp.
More than 80 law schools are discussed by students attending them. Emphasis is on whether to attend, choice of institution, admissions chances, and financing a legal education. Chapter 1, "Is Law School for You?" discusses jobs, money, status, the service aspect of law, the content of a law degree, examining options other than law school, and choosing a program most suited to individual priorities. Chapter 2, "Choosing the Right Law School," includes a review of financial aid and admission requirements. Chapter 3, "Getting In," discusses the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), undergraduate grade point average (GPA), the application and essay, recommendations, interviews, student body and geographical diversity, and transferring. In chapter 4, "Paying For It," focus is on scholarships, working students, loans, the benefits or drawbacks of declarations of independence, and the importance of applying early for financial aid. Chapter 5, "The Law Schools: An Inside View," gives details on individual law schools. The book covers 84 of the 172 American Bar Association accredited law schools in the United States. All entries include address, phone number, median LSAT, median GPA, transfer students, law enrollment, campus enrollment, part-time enrollment, information on women, minorities, number of married students, dorm residents, student faculty ratio, expenses, financial aid, and deadlines for application. (LC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Choice, Eligibility, Enrollment, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Law Schools, Law Students, Legal Education, Self Supporting Students, Student Attitudes, Student Costs, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student School Relationship, Transfer Students
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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