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Recommended Resources

We highly recommend all USC students interested in attending law school meet with a pre-law advisor and attend our workshops and events.  If you are interested in reviewing additional pre-law resources, here are some other great options:

Websites

  • LSAC (www.lsac.org) LSAC's comprehensive services include: LSAT registration, free samples of the LSAT, CAS subscription, CAS transcript reports, letters of recommendation storage, law school applications, etc.
  • USC Career Planning & Placement Center (careers.usc.edu) The USC Career Planning & Placement Center provides assistance in finding pre-law internships and pre-law related job postings.
  • Law School Numbers (lawschoolnumbers.com) Law School Numbers allows users to input their GPA and LSAT and compare it to others applying to law school and submit their admissions decision by school. The site generates a graph of admissions, rejections, and wait lists. 
  • How I Compare (howicompare.com): "How I Compare (HIC) is a cloud based recruitment and enrollment platform for students looking to enter Law School. The HIC platform allows Pre-Law Students to enroll into HIC, for FREE, to identify their best fit law schools for which to apply, Scholarship dollars available and financial aid likelihood. HIC uses a proprietary REAL TIME Algorithm to generate an individually customized and always up to date HIC LIST."

Online Forums

Blogs

  • USC Pre-Law Blog (http://uscprelaw.wordpress.com/) A blog brought to you by the USC Dornsife Pre-Law Advising team, covering all the things you need to know about preparing for and applying to law school.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy (hwww.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/) The Volokh Conspiracy is a group blog with regular contributions on law-related issues from law professors.
  • Above the Law (abovethelaw.com/) AboveTheLaw.com takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of law. The site provides news and colorful gossip about the profession’s most colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.
  • The Wall Street Journal Law Blog (http://blogs.wsj.com/law) The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog covers the notable legal cases, trends and personalities of interest to the business community. Ashby Jones is the lead writer of the blog, which includes contributions from reporters of the WSJ’s Law Bureau, led by Joanna Chung. Ashby, who has covered the legal and business worlds for over a decade as a journalist, has also worked as a litigator at a law firm and clerked for a federal judge.  This blog provides pre-law students with a look into how the law relates to business and economics.
  • The Ivey Files (www.annaivey.com/iveyfiles)– Provides helpful law school admissions info from a law school admissions and career counselor.
  • Law School Expert Blog (www.lawschoolexpert.com/blog)– Provides helpful law school admissions info from a law school admissions counselor.
  • LSAT Blog Ace the LSAT (lsatblog.blogspot.com) The LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT is a blog created by Steve Schwartz, a professional LSAT tutor.  He provides weekly tips on how to succeed on the LSAT .
  • The Admissions Dean (www.admissionsdean.com) The Admissions Dean, similar to LawSchoolNumbers, allows applicants to submit their LSAT scores, GPAs, etc. and compare themselves to other applicants to determine their chances of being accepted to law school. 

 

USC does not endorse any of the above websites, forums, or blogs and makes no guarantee of the accuracy of any information provided by third parties. These links are provided for reference only. For personalized advice, consult a pre-law advisor at the Dornsife Advising Office.