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Selecting a Law School

These websites all contain helpful information regarding choosing the right law school.  There are also helpful websites that can help you identify schools where you would be a competitive candidate based on your LSAT and GPA.  Above all, consider enrolling where you have the best chance of rising to the top of your 1L class.  Outside of the top five law schools (and remember that the ranking is somewhat arbitrary), your class rank is typically more important than the rank of your institution.  While there are multiple variables to be considered, you need to visit your potential law schools and ask yourself where you think you would thrive academically and professionally.  Professor Russell is happy to discuss your proposed list; share with you the median scores for recent Vanderbilt graduates who have been accepted into particular law schools; and brainstorm with you, weighing pros and cons, to find your best course of action. 

Assessing your options based on LSAT and GPA – from the Law School Admission Council

U.S. News and World Report: Four Factors for Picking the Right Law School

Selecting A Law School: Look outside the Classroom