The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Pre-Law Resources

The Law School Admission Council  (LSAC) is your official source for all things related to law school applications. Watch this overview video from the LSAC, including details on all major application components. Use the LSAC website to:

Standard 509 Reports

Once you have a list of potential institutions of interest, you are ready to dig a little deeper. Check out the Standard 509 Reports for the schools on your list. 

How To Run A 509 Report

  • Select a school and generate the report. This report will summarize the most relevant data on the school: application stats, GPA percentiles, LSAT percentiles, costs, percentages of students receiving financial support, amount of support, clinical and other offerings, diversity/ethnic composition of chosen year, BAR passage rates, etc. 
  • Run several reports and do side by side comparisons of the schools you are considering in order to make the best informed choice.

Interested specifically in Public Interest Law?

The American Bar Association's Center for Public Interest Law has helpful resources for career advice and internships. We would also recommend looking at and for finding opportunities.

LSAT Guidance

Be sure to discuss options with the Pre-Law Adviser. They can suggest approaches that fit your study style and needs. There are book resources, the free Khan Academy-sponsored course on the LSAC website, private test prep companies that offer live remote classes, and tutors such as LSATDemon.

Test Prep Resources

Financial Resources and Assistance

 Funding for LSAT Prep and Application Fees:
Funding for law school: