How Do I Use Lawdragon Campus?

Lawdragon Campus Summary

Campus has extensive data files on all law schools in the U.S. The data are drawn from proprietary data gathered from schools cooperating with Lawdragon as well as “open source” publicly available data.

On any search page you can click on a school name to read its full profile; compare 100+ features of schools side-by-side; and sort the columns of data by employment rates, total number of students employed, LSAT, GPA and other attributes.

You can search 3 ways (or simply read about a school of your choosing):

LSAT/GPA search. Use the sliders to find schools that fit the range of your LSAT and GPA scores. Good to Know: To see the best range of choices, remember median means half the class had higher numbers and half had lower. Limiting your criteria to your own scores may overly narrow your choices.

You can further refine your selections by desired school location or your interest in a part-time program.

Search by Job Location. Select a state where you might want to work after graduation to see how well individual schools placed in that state. Don’t be surprised at discrepancies with U.S. News rankings if you find regional schools that show strong placement results within their state; we’re just offering a different perspective. You can filter with LSAT/GPA and part-time option.

View/Compare All Schools. Select from a list of all U.S. law schools – up to 8 at a time – to compare side-by-side on more than 100 attributes, including tuition, curriculum strengths, clinics and student-body demographics. Simply click the boxes to the left.

The Data Basics

National Employment Rate: The percent of graduates employed in full-time, long-term, bar-passage required jobs nine months after graduation.

Top Employer State: The #1 employment state for the school. This shows the percent and total graduates from the most recent reported class working in the state.

Median GPA: The median GPA of the class entering in the fall. (Good to Know: GPAs of transfer students or spring- summer-admitted are NOT included, which would lower some schools’ medians.)

Median LSAT: The median LSAT score of the class entering in the fall. (GTK: LSATs of trans-fer students and spring- summer-admitted are NOT included, which would lower some schools’ medians.)

Part-Time: School offers a program for part-time students.

Annual Tuition/Fees: The annual costs of at-tending the school full-time, excluding living expenses.

More Money Information: What you actually pay depends heavily on financial aid packages offered.

For schools that reduce tuition for in-state residents, we show those amounts. Most state school students benefit from in-state tuition rates by meeting residency requirements – if not in their first year, then in subsequent years. State schools accepting out-of-state students sometimes offer scholarships to reduce costs until the students meet residency requirements. Read residency requirements closely.

WND: “Would Not Disclose,” or WND, refers to law schools that are state accredited or unaccredited that don’t report their basic data to the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and who have declined to provide them to Campus. We will continue to seek meaningful data from these schools. You will also see WND used with ABA-accredited law schools that declined to provide certain information to Campus.