If you want a J.D. from an ABA-approved institution, there are 204 schools you can apply to. Most of us can’t apply to all 204. And why would you want to? That would be expensive and a huge waste of time.
So how do you figure out which law schools to apply to? There are four key factors to consider.
Rankings are important for two reasons: A) They can help predict which schools you’ll get into, and B) They dictate how prestigious your degree is seen to be.
Regarding Point A: Your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA factor heavily into a law school’s admissions decision.