Law Schools

Information About Law Schools

Getting as much information as you can about law schools is an important first step before beginning the application process. In deciding where to apply (and where to enroll), you are making a decision that could have profound effects on your future career, and your life—so you want to get it right. Below are links to information that should help you in making good decisions.

U.S. News and World Report Law School Rankings

Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports

Boston College On-line Law School Locator: This site lists the 25th to 75th percentile LSAT scores and GPA ranges of first year classes at accredited law schools

Wall Street Journal Article

Law Schools

Below is a list of links to law schools in Minnesota and nearby states as well as Washington, D.C. and top law schools in other areas. Selecting what law schools to apply to (and ultimately to enroll in) is an important decision that should be carefully thought out after getting as much information as possible in order to make a good (and realistic) match between your career aspirations and what each school has to offer. Resources available through this pre-law website, including the UMD pre-law advisors that you can find here, can help you make this decision.

Minnesota Law Schools

Hamline University School of Law
University of Minnesota Law School
University of St. Thomas School of Law
William Mitchell College of Law

Wisconsin Law Schools

Marquette University Law School
University of Wisconsin Law School

North Dakota Law School

University of North Dakota School of Law

South Dakota Law School

University of South Dakota School of Law

Chicago Area Law Schools

Chicago-Kent College of Law
DePaul University College of Law
John Marshall Law School
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Chicago Law School

Washington, D.C. Area Law Schools

American University, Washington College of Law
Catholic University of American, Columbus School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Howard University School of Law
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law

Top Law Schools in Other Areas

Columbia Law School
Duke University School of Law
Harvard Law School
New York University School of Law
Stanford Law School
University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Yale Law School