If you attend any of these law schools, then this picture depicts your possible future.
Albany Law School
American University Washington College of Law
Appalachian School of Law
Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Ave Maria School of Law
Barry University School of Law
Baylor University School of Law
Belmont University College of Law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University
Boston College Law School
Boston University School of Law
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Brooklyn Law School
California Western School of Law
Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Capital University Law School
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Chapman University School of Law
Charleston School of Law
Charlotte School of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology)
City University of New York School of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (Cleveland State University)
Columbia Law School
Concordia University School of Law
Cornell University Law School
Creighton University School of Law
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
DePaul University College of Law
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
Drake University Law School
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
Duke University School of Law
Duquesne University School of Law
Elon University School of Law
Emory University School of Law
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida International University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Fordham University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
The George Washington University Law School
Georgia State University College of Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law
Hamline University School of Law
Harvard Law School
Howard University School of Law
Indiana Tech Law School
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (Indianapolis)
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law
John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)
The John Marshall Law School (Chicago)
Lewis & Clark Law School
Liberty University School of Law
Lincoln Memorial University John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Loyola University-Chicago School of Law
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Marquette University Law School
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Michigan State University College of Law
Mississippi College School of Law
New England School of Law
New York Law School
New York University School of Law
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Northeastern University School of Law
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Notre Dame Law School
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Pace University Law School
Penn State Law at University Park
Pepperdine University School of Law
Phoenix School of Law
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Regent University School of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Santa Clara University School of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Seton Hall University School of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Southern University Law Center
South Texas College of Law
Southwestern Law School
Stanford Law School
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
Stetson University College of Law
St. John’s University School of Law
St. Louis University School of Law
St. Mary’s University School of Law
St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami Gardens)
Suffolk University Law School
Syracuse University College of Law
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Tulane University Law School
University of Akron School of Law
University of Alabama School of Law
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
University of Arkansas School of Law
University of Arkansas-Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
University of Baltimore School of Law
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
University of California Davis School of Law
University of California Hastings College of the Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of Cincinnati College of Law
University of Colorado Law School
University of Connecticut School of Law
University of Dayton School of Law
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
University of Georgia School of Law
University of Hawai’i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Houston Law Center
University of Idaho College of Law
University of Illinois College of Law
University of Iowa College of Law
University of Kansas School of Law
University of Kentucky College of Law
University of La Verne College of Law
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Maine School of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of Michigan Law School
University of Minnesota Law School
University of Mississippi School of Law
University of Missouri School of Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
University of Montana School of Law
University of Nebraska College of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
University of New Hampshire School of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
University of North Dakota School of Law
University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law
University of Northern Kentucky Salmon P. Chase School of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law
University of Oregon School of Law
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
University of Puerto Rico School of Law
University of Richmond School of Law
University of St. Thomas School of Law (St. Paul, MN)
University of San Diego School of Law
University of San Francisco School of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
University of South Dakota School of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
University of Tennessee College of Law
University of Texas School of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
University of Tulsa College of Law
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
University of Washington School of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
University of Wyoming College of Law
Valparaiso University School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
Vermont Law School
Villanova University School of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law
Washburn University School of Law
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Washington University School of Law
Wayne State University Law School
Western New England University School of Law
Western State University College of Law
West Virginia University College of Law
Whittier Law School
Widener University Delaware Law School
Widener University School of Law
Willamette University College of Law
William & Mary Law School
William Mitchell College of Law
Yale Law School
It is NOT just Law School students who are in trouble. Hear Ye !! Hear Ye !!
I am a parent. My child was accepted to The University of Tulsa, my alma mater. I am responsible for her making that MISTAKE!!!.
When she got there, some idiot TOLD her, THIS is THE PRE-MED program. My 18 year old CHILD was thrust into 18 HOURS of classes. Not basics college classes, but science classes with LABS, some of the most incredibly ridiculously hard tests that even in my graduate school classes I have never seen this level of difficulty. These are BRUTAL classes. MY CHILD tried to tell this “Advisor” “I have to work to support myself. I have a full time job.” I don’t think I can do this. Those pleas fell on deaf ears.
Her response from this bozzo was, “THIS IS THE PRE-MED Program !!! ”
This is what you HAVE to do. Well, she has failed miserably at trying to do 18 hours of hell classes and work and she it too determined to accept my handouts!! SUE TU !! SUE TU!!!
Well, there IS NO such thing as a pre-med program. Most medical school just require that you have a degree in SOMETHING. Basket weaving is fine as long as you can do well on the MCAT and make a good impression during your interview.
Why are we Wasting our time telling each other what we know. Lets sue the school and demand the MONEY BACK !! This is BULLSHIT!! Misadvisement !!!
The African lawyer says:
We don’t go to law school just to become a lawyer. Law school forms and educates for a specific lot of skills you can use in life. You may go to any law school as long as you are just willing to get those skills. Americans think that going to law school is synonymous of making lot of money. Associating law school with making lot of money has driven the cost of attendance unaffordable for most of us ( law school officials see that law school applicants are just after money). See the salary and other figures they frequently post on their school’s website to attract potential applicants..
I just graduated from a top 5 law school with good grades and I speak fluent Chinese. I’m sociable and have been involved in many leadership positions. Despite this, law school was a total waste. I’ve interviewed with hundreds of attorneys and applied for many more legal and non-legal positions. I haven’t had a single offer. If I went to any lower ranked school I probably wouldn’t have got nearly as many interviews or callbacks. But I could easily name 25+ people from my graduating class who don’t have a job lined up, or are just taking a 1 year fellowship from the school (it keeps the schools employment figures awesome) just to make it by. The fellowship is less money than I made when I did manual labor before getting a college degree and doesn’t include any health insurance or other benefits. It’s not enough to even pay student loans with… but don’t worry the school will dole out more loans to cover your loans, they’ve got a great repayment system… (it just leaves you in debt forever)
Maybe you grew up privileged enough that you can spend three years and six figures on an endeavor solely for “life skills” but I’d be willing to bet most of us who go to a professional school want skills that will get us a job and improve our economic outlook. And if not at least teach us enough skills to get started on our own. Sure, it’s possible to learn some life skills along the way, but a bunch of professors who don’t give a shit who you are or what you accomplish isn’t going to help much. I assume by your name that you have a job, I bet it’s easy to say that there’s so much more to law school when you’ve got one.
I hope there is a drastic reduction in the amount of people going to law school so that the law schools will finally have to be accountable for recruiting students on false hopes of getting a job upon graduation.
Also, the biggest factor in tuition increases is that the government allows for huge loans to be taken out for school and the law schools deceive people into thinking they’ll get a job that will pay enough to make the loans reasonable.
If you are thinking of law school, don’t.
you should really put emory on this list.
You should take UC Irvine off that list, unless you want to include Hastings and Davis too. At least Irvine gives most of the incoming class generous scholarship.
You can do whatever you want to sir/mam; I appreciate your hard work. But I must say it would please me greatly if you added the University of Oklahoma to your profile list.
I noticed that FIU law school is not on the list…. I’m deciding between FIU and St. Thomas, what’s the big difference? The only difference to me is that St. Thomas has offered me a significant scholarship, FIU has not and I am not a Florida resident so I will have to pay double tuition ($30,000). St. Thomas has also assured me that if I do well the first year they will offer me even more (I hear top 10% receive a full ride, top 25% receive 75% scholarship. They have currently offered me 50%). Money is a huge driving force to me since I am drowning in undergrad loans and will be continuing to fund my own education and living expenses. My question is: Does the money outweigh the quality of education? And how big is the gap (if any) between the two law schools?- Thanks!
You’re not seriously asking advice from someone who put up a webpage filled with pictures of excrement, are you?
I graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1973. Like over 90% of my graduating class, I passed the Oregon bar on the first try. I got a law related job in state government, and am now retired on an ample pension. I
was thoroughly satisfied with my law school experience.
But the secret to your success is that you graduated in 1973 when the tuition to law school was very low, correct? We’ve heard your story before, but times are different now. Schools are charging $30,000 on the low end, some private schools charging $60,000 for annual tuition.
You forgot to include Quinnipiac School of Law. I attended this institution and found it to be the worst school I ever went too.
Anyone has an opinion on Concord (online law school)?
online law schools are not ABA accredited
I’m surprised Univ. of Buffalo is not on here.
Any one have an opinon on William and Mary? Or Boston?
Can anyone provide information regarding the employment (as an attorney) rate of law students that graduate from West Virginia University, and what the average beginning salary is?
quite interesting, heard it before but still interesting.
So what law school WOULD you recommend?!
I finished my undergrad in ’97, with a 3.4 GPA, but a disappointing 143 on the LSAT. At the time a family friend said he could easily get me into Thomas Cooley (but I knew better.) This site confirmed my wisdom today, but I digress. I just decided to not apply to law school because I knew I’d never get into a T, TT and perhaps not even a TTT. So I thought I would work in the “real world” and retake the LSAT in 3 year and therefore began working in banking in Charlotte. I loved the city but hated the business environment and in 2000 pursued my other passion, Federal Law Enforcement. I can tell you 15 years on the job I’ve never lacked for bread or opportunity. I’ve been a Special Agent for the last 10 of those years and I can tell you I can smoke the average law grad in any constitutional law argument and have vastly more experience than them in practically every area of criminal law. On top of that? Yes, we make far more than the United States Attorneys, especially the new hires not to mention what new grads at small firms make.
Many of you, with your JDs would be prime candidates for the FBI, DHS, CBP, Main Justice, etc. Get on http://www.usajobs.gov and get going. I truly feel very bad for what I’ve read here today. I was recently telling my wife, “perhaps at some point I’ll go pursue my life long dream of law school, even if part-time.” With what I’ve read about what the law schools are doing to so many of you bright graduates I am sorry to hear it. I do only wish the best for many of you going forward. (Yes I know law enforcement is not an option for everyone, but for some of you it is!!) Besides, many of the federal agencies have legal divisions, such as CBP and ICE.
Hofstra needs to be on this list. I graduated in 2008 in the top 5% of my graduating class and was admitted to the Bar in 2009. I spent 3 years trying to find a real “lawyer” job. Went on over a hundred interviews and ended up as an attorney doing contract review for an insurance company. Looking back, I do regret going to law school. I paid 100k in tuition for a job I could do without a law degree.
I don’t understand your list. Are you saying a law degree from UT law or UH law is worthless? UT law is one of the top degrees in the country and guarantees employment. I graduated from UH with a $17k bill which I have made over in spades. I have a great job.
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