There is a wide array of commercial information marketed to pre-law students, and much of it is very good. However, the best resources available to you are the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Both of these organizations maintain comprehensive websites with reliable information on preparing for law school, getting into law school, and choosing the best school for you. Links to their websites are listed below.

ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar: http://www.abanet.org/legaled/home

LSAC: http://www.lsac.org

Another valuable resource is the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. This book is updated yearly, and provides a wealth of information on each law school approved by the American Bar Association. It is available in print at most commercial bookstores, and is also available online, in a searchable format, at the LSAC website. You may access the online guide at http://officialguide.lsac.org/docs/cgi-bin/home.asp



UAA Consortium Library — Martindale Hubbell Directories

The UAA Consortium Library also provides useful information on law schools and legal careers through its Lexis-Nexis database. It includes the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Listings, with details on more than 900,000 lawyers and law firms throughout the United States and around the world, and the Martindale-Hubbell Law School Directories, with information on over 250 American law schools. You will need your UAA user name and ID to access this information on-line. You may link to this information at http://www.lib.uaa.alaska.edu.


Alaska Bar Association

Information on becoming licensed to practice law in Alaska, and on sitting for the Alaska Bar Examination, is available through the Alaska Bar Association. Its website provides links to the Alaska Bar Rules, which explain Alaska’s requirements for admission to the practice of law. That information may be accessed at http://www.alaskabar.org.



UAA Justice Center

In addition to the resources listed above, the UAA Justice Center maintains a small library of materials relevant to law school admissions, including copies of the LSAC registration booklet, a current copy of the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, and numerous law school catalogs. These materials are available during Justice Center operating hours, which are normally 8-5 Monday through Friday. The Justice Center is located on the main UAA (Goose Lake) campus, in the Social Science Building, Suite 306. Its website is http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/.