The Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools has a section on PREPARING FOR LAW SCHOOL, in which the course of study and skills necessary to obtain admission into law school and to become a successful lawyer are discussed.
CHAPTER ONE TOPIC LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS 2009-2012
RECENT ITEMS OF INTEREST
The go-to law schools. The National Law Journal ranked the top 50 law schools by the percentage of 2011 juriw doctor graduates who took jobs at NLJ 250 firms. The top fifty are listed.
A bleak jobs picture for law graduates is apparently dissuading more would-be lawyers from applying to law school. As of Jan. 13,  the total number of applicants at ABA-approved law schools stood at 31,815, a drop of 16.7 percent from last year. The total number of applications was 233,361, a drop of 15.3 percent.
Law Firm Jobs in 2010 - A Tale of 20 Cities. (NALP Bulletin, September 2011) The overall number of entry-level law firm jobs eroded in 2010, but the number of jobs lost ? both raw numbers and numbers as a percentage of the law firm jobs in a particular market ? varied greatly in different cities and markets, illustrating the disparate impact of the recession on different legal employment markets. Regardless of the differences, the numbers in most markets are startling. [Unfortunately not in a goodway.] SEE THE TABLE.www.nalp.org/law_firm_jobs_in_2010