Thinking about Law School?
The Center for Career Engagement can help you navigate the preparation and application process for Law School. To get started look through these resources and learn more in our Law School Planning Guide. You can also visit Pre-Law Advising for additional resources here at Gettysburg College.
Contact Tiffany Kurzawa, Associate Director, to arrange a one-on-one advising appointment. Professor Scott Boddery, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is also happy to meet with students regarding law school.
Research/Applying to Law School
- LSAC.org – Law School Admissions Council provides information on law schools, the LSAT, and the law school application process. Utilize this resource to get your LSAT scores via email, assemble credentials, track your applications, and more.
- The Credential Assembly Service - Register through LSAC, prepares reports about law school applicants that are sent to your selected law schools. Your CAS period extends 5 years from your registration date, so wait until closer to application time to register.
- LSAC Guide to Law Schools - Search institutions based on undergraduate GPA, LSAT score, geographical area, etc.
- ABA Law School Required Disclosures (Standard 509 Reports) - law schools are required to post this report on their websites as well.
- Law School Transparency (LST)
- LST Score Reports - Research and compare law schools, as well as calculate estimated debt related to attendance
- Law Jobs: By the Numbers - Interactive tool based on ABA employment data providing transparent insight into law school employment rate information
- NAPLA/SAPLA Book of Law School Lists (2015-2016 Edition)
- National Conference of Bar Examiners - A Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements (2017)
Preparing for the LSAT
This is for informational purposes only and provides no guarantee that taking a prep course will increase your score. Please note: The Center for Career Engagement and Gettysburg College do not endorse any LSAT prep course/resource.
- LSAC Prep for the LSAT
- Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep (FREE) - partner of LSAC
- Kaplan Test Prep*
- Princeton Review
- Power Score
- Blueprint LSAT Prep
- Get Prepped
- STEPS to the LSAT
- Summer Prelaw Intensive (SPI)
- 7Sage (logic games & prep courses)
*Kaplan offers tuition assistance discounts for their test prep services, learn more.
Paying for Law School
- LSAC - Financing Law School
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Financial Aid Finder
- Access Group
- Loan Repayment Assistance Programs - provide financial assistance to law school graduates working in the public interest sector, government or other low-paying legal fields. You can find information on Fed Loan Servicing, FinAid, and Federal Student Aid websites.
Resources specifically for Minority Law School Applicants/Students:
Diversity in Law School (through LSAC.org) – provides information for racial/ethnic minority applicants and LGBT applicants. This includes videos for LGBT applicants on coming out in your application, choosing LGBT friendly institutions, being out at work, and more.
DiscoverLaw.org - A campaign developed to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law. Provides tips, resources, and tools for becoming a competitive law school applicant.
CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) – Non-profit entity of the American Bar Association whose mission is to diversify the legal profession; CLEO is committed to expanding legal education opportunities to minority, low-income, and disadvantaged groups. Information on LSAT prep and scholarships is included.
National LGBT Bar Association - (affiliate of the ABA) national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations.
LGBT and the Law School Admissions Process (pdf) - Developed by three law school Admissions personnel to provide helpful guidance to LGBT applicants and pre-law advisors for the application process. Includes questions applicants should be asking, ways to come out in the application, and resources for support.
National Association of Law Students with Disabilities - Includes resources regarding requesting LSAT Accommodations, the law school application process, Bar accommodations, and more. NALSWD is a coalition of law students dedicated to disability advocacy and the achievement of equal access, inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination in legal education and in the legal profession.