Pre-Law Guide

Finding Law School Information

The first step in gathering information about law schools is to find a set of schools that possess desirable characteristics and offer a realistic chance of acceptance. Law school guides and/or internet resources can be used to select a broad range of schools that appear to meet your search criteria. Some of the most useful internet resources for this purpose are listed below. The Career Services office located in room 606 Culkin Hall contains an extensive collection of information about law schools, including the PreLaw Handbook (published by the Law School Admissions Council). The Career Services office also sponsors campus visits by representatives from several law schools. Information about these visits are available through the Career Services office and through a pre-law information listserv. To subscribe to this listserv, send an e-mail message containing the words:

subscribe lawinfo-l

to majordomo@oswego.edu (note that the name of this listserv ends with the letter "l" and not the number "1"). Do not include a subject line or any other text in this message. If you experience any problems in subscribing, send an e-mail message to Jason Zenor at jason.zenor@oswego.edu.

The second step of the process is to conduct a more intensive search, acquiring more detailed information about these schools. Most law schools have web sites that contain information about their programs. If you are still interested in a school after visiting it's web site, send an e-mail or a letter to the designated contact person requesting information on their program. Most law schools will send you a package of information containing detailed information about their program, their faculty, and the placement of their graduates.