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Pre-Law Information

LPIG's Guide to Pre-Law Information


Financial Aid Resources

Access Group - Law Access Loan Program
Learn more about the Law Access loan program, as well as starting salary statistics for recent law school graduates, debt management techniques for law students, and various loan repayment strategies.

Enter your personal specifications to search up to 12 loan providers. Compare and apply online. Free and easy to use.

FinAid - The Financial Aid Information Page
This site provides a free, comprehensive, independent and objective guide to student financial aid - including financial aid for law students.

Free Scholarship Search - Need money for college? Use FastWeb's free scholarship search to find information on more than 600,000 scholarships. FastWeb is recommended by more than 3,000 colleges and 14,000 high schools.

Law Student Resources - Scholarships & Loans

Scholarships and Awards - The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) offers scholarships for law students interested in trial advocacy. Several scholarship opportunities are available. Students who wish to apply for these scholarships must be ATLA members.
A college scholarship search & financial aid information resource, matching students personal profile with their database of college funding opportunities - and there is no fee. Search results include scholarship summaries and a custom application request letter. Find scholarships, grants or even contests that could help you pay for school.

U.S. Department of Education - Student Guide
A comprehensive resource on student financial aid. Track your federal student loan information at NSLDS, National Student Loan Data System.


Resources for One-Ls

1L Dictionary - Harvard Law School Library

Basic Legal Citation - Cornell University

Barger on Legal Writing
A web site of writing, research, and advocacy resources for law students.

Finding Express and Implied Rules

Another unique feature of Law and Policy Institutions Guide. Authored by Professor Michael Gibson at Oklahoma City University School of Law, this document examines the basic skill of recognizing and deriving express and implied rules from a judicial opinion. To make things easier, several actual judicial opinions are combined and doctrinal material added to help understand the doctrines the court discusses. To view the following PDF files you must have the current FREE Adobe Reader.
Read the Case
Answer Key

How to Write a Case Brief
Tips on how to brief.

Legal Research & Writing Exercises: Tutorials & Self-Paced Exercises
Created by the librarians of Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, the tutorials and self-paced exercises provide law students with an introduction to using Lexis-Nexis & Westlaw, legislative history, empirical and non-legal research, as well as international and foreign law research.


Law Course Outlines

Law School Outlines (Findlaw)
A large directory of outlines organized by subject as well as a page with links to other outline directories.

Law Outlines - 'Lectric Law Library

Submit Your Outlines to LPIG
Submit a copy of your outline for inclusion in the Law and Policy Institutions Law School Outlines Collection currently being developed.


Law School Exam Resources

Exams Online - by University of Missouri School of Law

Gilbert Law SummariesThe site that helps law students study smarter with Study Aids, the First Year Survival Guide, Employment Center, Past Exams, and Links to Law Sites.

Law School Examinations (JURIST)
Exams posted by law professors for particular courses are listed alphabetically by course name. Comprehensive exam collections are listed alphabetically by institutional provider.

Law School Exams Online - Harvard Law School

Law School Exams Online - Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Law School Learning Aids - Univ. of Denver Law School
Modules in preparing for class, class prep and case reading - faq,
the classroom experience, legal language, legal glossary, taking

Taking Law School Exams - Univ. of Michigan
Audio and video with links to PDF documents to view while listening.

Whittier Law School - Academic Success Program
Note Taking, Outlining, Time Management and Study Skills -
Whittier Law School


Moot Court & Mock Trial Competitions

ABA Law Student Division Competition & Awards Section

ATLA's National Mock Trial Competition
This is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.



Discussion group for law students.


Law Student Associations & Organizations

American Bar Association Law Student Division

European Law Student Association

Federalist Society

Phi Alpha Delta

Sigma Delta Kappa


Bar Review Courses and Exams

The Bar - Hieros Gamos
Admission, Review Courses and Companies, Bar Exams, Board of Bar Examiners, Sample Bar Exam Questions and Answers, How to Prepare your Exams - view results of the General Bar Examination is a collaboration between The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and various boards of bar examiners across the United States. The purpose of is to ensure that information on the bar admissions process is easily available to law students. This site answers questions about the admissions process and provides access to the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar, Table of Rules and links to other agencies with useful information.

National Conference of Bar Examiners
Bar exam information and statistics.


Employment Resources

Visit our Legal Career Center


Commercial Online Legal Research Services
Locate information on your law school and contact your Westlaw Account Manager and Student Representatives, Learn about Westlaw training opportunities at your school and other campus events, Take advantage of the Advanced Westlaw Certification and Seminar Program to earn Westlaw Certification and to improve your knowledge of topical law, Sign On For Westlaw Training, Help & Tutorials, Download free copies of Westlaw user manuals and research guides, Automatically cite check your brief or paper and create a Table of Authorities by downloading FREE software applications, View definitions of common legal terms, and View information about Moot Court Competitions.
LEXIS-NEXIS and Emanuel have joined together to provide law students with access to the Capsule Summaries from the most popular Emanuel Law Outlines - Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law,Corporations, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property, and Torts. These Outlines summarize the topic; include references to major casebooks; and analyze cases, statutes, Restatements, and other relevant law. They are designed to provide insights into how everything ties together in a given area of law. Use the Online Version or download the Print Version (to which students can add their own class notes using Word or WordPerfect) or the Adobe Version. provides no-cost access to comprehensive, affordable, and easy-to-use law and law-related products and services for students, faculty, computer labs and law libraries at ABA Accredited Law schools. Legal research is offered free.


Publications for Law Students - Online Version

ABA Law Student Division - Publications

National Jurist Online
News, information and advice for law students and young attorneys. The National Jurist Online includes study aids and bar exam review material. Also featured are rankings, such as which schools are doing the most to promote public interest, and, coming soon, a ranking of the best law schools based on student response. There is also an entertainment section filled with legal books, movies and television shows that either feature lawyers or are written by attorneys.

Student Lawyer (Law Student Division, ABA)
Full text of selected articles in Student Lawyer, the ABA Law Student Division's award-winning magazine.


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