Law School Applicants

Free Resources for Aspiring Law Students

LSAC is committed to supporting you on your law school enrollment journey. Below are some free resources that you may find helpful as you take your next steps.

Starting Your Journey


Take Your First Step With LawHub™

Whether you’re navigating the law school admission process, getting ready for the first day of law school, or launching your legal career, LawHub is the learning destination that will give you the confidence you need to achieve your academic and professional goals.

Checklist for Applying to Law School

Checklist for Applying to Law School (PDF, 94 KB)

We know the journey to law school is different for every individual. This checklist can serve as a guide to help you plan and prepare to navigate the application process.

LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs

The PLUS Program offers selected participants a window into what law school is really like while providing supportive insights about the law school enrollment journey. The program is aimed at undergraduate students from minoritized groups who are underrepresented in the legal profession and one year away from applying to law school. There is no cost to apply or to attend the program if selected.

Your Journey to Law School

Your Journey to Law School (PDF, 1.47 MB)

Applying to law school requires a great deal of planning. Learn more about the resources and application services that can help you prepare, apply, and choose the law school that best fits your goals.

Preparing for the LSAT®

The LSAT was created to promote fairness in law school admission by opening access to all qualified applicants, regardless of their background. At LSAC, we believe that just as legal education should be accessible to all who wish to pursue it, so should affordable, high-quality test preparation resources. Our LSAT PrepSM materials enable you to practice with authentic test questions and even gain familiarity with the actual test interface. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to master specific skills, choose the test preparation approaches that feel most comfortable, so you can set yourself up for success.


Practice and Build: Official LSAT PrepTests

Like other high-stakes standardized tests, a key part of preparing for the LSAT is becoming familiar with its mechanics. To help build test-day confidence, you can practice in the authentic LSAT interface with four full Official LSAT PrepTests and an LSAT Writing® sample practice prompt, available for free through LawHub.

Khan Academy

Learn and Develop: Official LSAT Prep on Khan Academy opens in new window

LSAC has partnered with Khan Academy to offer online, personalized LSAT prep materials that can diagnose your strengths and identify areas for improvement.

Choosing a Law School

LSAC Law School Forums

LSAC Law School Forums are a great way to drastically reduce the time and cost usually associated with finding the law school that’s the best fit for you. These free events provide invaluable opportunities for you to connect with more than 100 law schools in one place — whether in person or online. By attending an LSAC Law School Forum, you’ll be able to meet with admission representatives from across the country, attend exclusive workshops with panels of admission experts, and explore the Resource Center to learn more about test prep options and financial aid resources. Prospective applicants interested in JD and LLM programs, as well as those who are considering law-related master’s degrees and certificate programs, are encouraged to attend.

LSAC Official Guides and Your Personalized Law School Report

The location, your career goals, the size of the school … it all makes a difference when you’re researching law schools and choosing where to apply. LSAC’s Official Guides provide you with a wealth of information about law schools regardless of whether you’re planning to attend law school in the U.S. or Canada, or are interested in JD programs or LLM, master’s, and legal certificate programs. These searchable guides will help you find the law school that best fits your needs.

For access to even more in-depth data, such as employment outcomes, bar passage rates, and student debt projections, sign into LawHub. You’ll receive a free, personalized report that recommends law schools according to your priorities.

Paying for Law School: A Preliminary Guide

Paying for Law School: A Preliminary Guide (PDF, 3.92 MB)

Legal education is a major investment in your future. In this guide, you’ll learn about the types of financing options available to you, how to apply for aid, and more.