LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools

Earning a JD degree from an ABA-approved law school is the most straightforward path to becoming a lawyer in the United States. But becoming a lawyer isn't the only career path a JD degree can open up for you. The skills you learn in law school can benefit you in a variety of professions.

Most JD programs are full time and take three years to complete. However, part-time programs are becoming more common. These programs can generally be completed in four years.

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Using Your UGPA and LSAT Score to Predict Likelihood of Admission to Law School

Results for the UGPA/LSAT search are computed using a proprietary logistic regression model employing fall 2020 full-time application and admission data as reported by all ABA-approved law schools. The results presented represent approximately a 95 percent probability that an applicant to a particular school for fall 2020 would have had the stated percentage likelihood of admission. Logistic regression assumes certain statistical patterns in the data and may slightly over- or under-represent the actual probability of admission of an applicant to that year’s class if those patterns were not uniformly present. For instance, this model might overestimate the probability for admittance for applicants just under the lowest score that a school accepted in 2020, and it might underestimate the probability for admittance for applicants just above that score. For more details on acceptance ranges at each school, please review the school’s full Official Guide page.

Please keep the following in mind when reviewing the likelihood of admission figures:

  • All likelihood of admission percentages reflect admission data for the fall 2020 full-time entering class. This data may or may not reflect current admission probabilities at a given law school for 2022 admission.
  • In the reporting of the data by the law schools, the highest LSAT score was used for candidates who had multiple scores.
  • Law schools consider many factors in the admission process other than UGPA and LSAT score, including letters of recommendation, work experience, personal statements, extracurricular and civic activities, diversity of classes, and many others. Learn more about how law schools make admission decisions.
  • Most applicants apply to a number of law schools based on a range of admission possibilities and other criteria. This search is designed to help you identify a number of schools, based on overlapping ranges. To research schools more in-depth, use the links provided to visit each law school’s full Official Guide page.

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