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Lawdragon Campus A new approach to law school search that lets students build their own ranking.

Lawdragon Campus is founded on the principle that there is no one best law school in the United States, but there is one that’s best for each prospective candidate – if, in fact, law school is the right choice. We hope this replaces the one-size-fits-all mentality of rankings that encourages students to go to the “top-ranked” school they get into. Campus.lawdragon.com features the Law School Road Trip – our reports from visiting all 200-plus law schools in the United States – as well as other articles on legal education. The site also offers a “build-your-own-ranking” tool. Here you can search for schools by where you want to attend school or by where you want to work, along with other filters, such as total costs of tuition and expenses, school accreditation status or availability of part-time programs. You can compare and sort schools by these filters as well as by national and state employment rates, curriculum strengths and other data to assess the best value for your academic and professional interests. ABOUT LAWDRAGON Founded in 2005, Lawdragon is a legal media company that provides free online news and features – including our well-known guides to the nation’s leading lawyers – as well as a platform for lawyers and firms to promote their practices and enhance their identities online.

Mission: At its simplest, our goal is to improve law school choice by increasing the amount of meaningful information on schools in a searchable format.

Check out our profile of 1996  University of Georgia School of Law grad Walter Ruiz. He is the lead defense attorney for...
11/30/2017
Lawyer Limelight – Guantanamo: Walter Ruiz - Lawdragon

Check out our profile of 1996 University of Georgia School of Law grad Walter Ruiz. He is the lead defense attorney for Mustafa al Hawsawi, who is charged in the Sept. 11 military commission at Guantanamo Bay.

You wouldn’t guess by watching the Sept.11 military case at Guantanamo Bay that Walter Ruiz, as a law student at...

In-depth Q&A with Harriet Rolnick, Associate Dean of the SCALE program at Southwestern Law School. Among other topics, R...
06/21/2017
Dean Limelight: Harriet Rolnick on Southwestern Law School’s New Two-Year SCALE Program in Entertainment and Media Law

In-depth Q&A with Harriet Rolnick, Associate Dean of the SCALE program at Southwestern Law School. Among other topics, Rolnick discusses the new two-year program in entertainment and media law.

Innovation has always been the hallmark of Southwestern Law School’s SCALE program. The Associate Dean for SCALE, Harriet Rolnick, explains how reforms have increased “fluidity” between…

Lawdragon Campus had a great time sponsoring the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) annual conference in ...
06/21/2017
Lawdragon Campus Proud to Sponsor Northeast Pre-Law Advisors Event

Lawdragon Campus had a great time sponsoring the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) annual conference in Pittsburgh!

While the city of Pittsburgh was celebrating its mighty Penguins’ Stanley Cup win with a wonderful parade last Thursday, the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) was holding its …

Day 47 of the Campus Road Trip is Albany Law School, one of NY's smallest that packs a punch.
06/20/2017
Day 47: Albany Law School Offers History & Connections

Day 47 of the Campus Road Trip is Albany Law School, one of NY's smallest that packs a punch.

Though one of New York’s smallest law schools with a total student body of 380 in the state capitol, Albany Law School packs a punch. It claims to be the oldest independent law school in the …

Lawdragon Campus Road Trip review of Pace Law School , one of the nation’s best when it comes to environmental law.
06/20/2017
Day 46: Pace Law School An Environmental Standout

Lawdragon Campus Road Trip review of Pace Law School , one of the nation’s best when it comes to environmental law.

About 30 miles north of Manhattan, you arrive at an American Revolutionary War battlefield in White Plains. It’s always astounding how quickly after leaving the city you can find leaves and h…

Day 45 of the Campus Road Trip features Touro Law Center in Suffolk County.
06/20/2017
Day 45: Touro Law School Offers Suburban Option, Diverse Alum

Day 45 of the Campus Road Trip features Touro Law Center in Suffolk County.

It’s hard to fault Touro for wanting to provide legal education in Suffolk County, just an hour or so outside of the global center of lawyering. And there are many positives about the school,…

Road Trip Continues to Long Island with a visit to Hofstra Law, a strong alternative.
06/20/2017
Day 44: Hofstra Offers Long Island Alternative, Connections

Road Trip Continues to Long Island with a visit to Hofstra Law, a strong alternative.

Founded in 1970, Hofstra Law School is a strong suburban alternative to the hectic pace and living expense of attending school in the City. The 30 miles down Grand Central Parkway from Brooklyn Law…

Day 43 of the Road Trip features a visit to St. John's University School of Law.
06/05/2017
Day 43: St. John’s Law School a Strong Pipeline to Politics, Law

Day 43 of the Road Trip features a visit to St. John's University School of Law.

St. John’s Law in Jamaica, Queens, is a surprisingly strong competitor in the fierce New York market. It offers the only Master’s in Bankruptcy Law in the U.S., a noted part-time progra…

Road Trip Day 42: One of the nation’s younger ABA-accredited schools, CUNY School of Law was established in 1983 to be a...
05/26/2017
Day 42: CUNY Law School An ‘Institution of Incomparable Value’

Road Trip Day 42: One of the nation’s younger ABA-accredited schools, CUNY School of Law was established in 1983 to be a premier public interest law school, pairing clinical legal instruction with traditional curriculum.

There is exactly one law school in the U.S. with tuition under $15,000 a year that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called “An institution of incomparable value” ̵…

Day 41 of the Campus trip: Brooklyn Law School has graduated many successful business and government professionals, judg...
05/22/2017
Day 41: Brooklyn Law School Taps Underdog Mentality to Produce Stars

Day 41 of the Campus trip: Brooklyn Law School has graduated many successful business and government professionals, judges, prosecutors, criminal defenders and law firm leaders since it was founded in 1901.

Brooklyn Law School is, as you’d expect, about as edgy and urbane as they come, and a consummate “it is what you make of it” choice. It has graduated many successful business and …

Campus Road Trip posts hit Day 40: Cardozo School of Law, the youngest of Manhattan law schools, bustles with new ideas ...
05/04/2017
Day 40: Cardozo Law Makes its Mark in IP, Dispute Resolution, Innocence Project

Campus Road Trip posts hit Day 40: Cardozo School of Law, the youngest of Manhattan law schools, bustles with new ideas and approaches.

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University is one of Manhattan’s six law schools, and by far the youngest, with its first graduating class in 1979. Since then, it has built p…

On Day 38 of the Campus Trip we report that Fordham Law has succeeded in building its New York pipeline with an aggressi...
05/03/2017
Day 38: Fordham Law School A Strong Contender in NYC

On Day 38 of the Campus Trip we report that Fordham Law has succeeded in building its New York pipeline with an aggressive swagger and a “we try harder” approach.

Campus Snapshot: If you’re going to be the #3 law school in a city, let it be New York City. We’ll leave outright rankings to others, but let’s just say that Fordham has been well…

New York Law School
05/03/2017
New York Law School

New York Law School

Profile on NYLS’s history, diversity, and rich practical training programs. “On the numbers, there’s a lot to recommend NYLS: It places far more graduates in business positions than any other New York school,” Lawdragon Campus says. #WhyNYLS

Day 37 of the Campus Trip: The magic of New York is captured perfectly at NYU School of Law, which enrolls students in e...
04/28/2017
Day 37: NYU Law School A Global Crossroads of Legal Education

Day 37 of the Campus Trip: The magic of New York is captured perfectly at NYU School of Law, which enrolls students in equal parts idealist and capitalist and produces power brokers of whatever realm they choose.

If there’s an epicenter of legal education in the U.S., it’s New York City, and likely near Washington Square Park. Walk across the street to New York University School of Law, and gaze…

The epic Law School Road trip starts the NYC leg with Columbia Law School on Day 36 of the journey.
04/28/2017
Day 36: Columbia Law School Excels In U.S.’ Leading Legal Market

The epic Law School Road trip starts the NYC leg with Columbia Law School on Day 36 of the journey.

Columbia University Law School in New York City is one of the iconic law schools of the United States, and one with a claim to being the preeminent feeder school to the elite Manhattan firms. But i…

Day 35: Marquette University Law School offers a strong private option for Wisconsin students.
04/13/2017
Day 35: Marquette Law School Inspires Passion in Alums

Day 35: Marquette University Law School offers a strong private option for Wisconsin students.

Marquette University Law School offers a strong private option for Wisconsin students. Based near downtown Milwaukee, it has a long history of providing strong legal education within the Jesuit tra…

Day 34 of the Campus Road Trip: University of Wisconsin Law School blends history, a future focus and practical foundati...
04/13/2017
Day 34: University of Wisconsin School of Law Leads with Law In Action

Day 34 of the Campus Road Trip: University of Wisconsin Law School blends history, a future focus and practical foundation just steps from the state’s government and judicial leadership.

The University of Wisconsin Law School is a terrific state school. Located on the historic Madison campus, it blends history, a future focus and practical foundation just steps from the state’…

We finish up the Illinois leg of the Campus Road Trip with our post on the elite The University of Chicago Law School.
04/07/2017
Day 33: University of Chicago Law School Defines Elite Legal Education

We finish up the Illinois leg of the Campus Road Trip with our post on the elite The University of Chicago Law School.

The University of Chicago School of Law is an enormously influential and fabulous law school. To a perfectly objective prospective law student, if you get in, you should really consider going here.…

Day 32 of the trip: Northwestern Law's alums are a jaw-dropping roster of power in law firms, business, sports and polit...
04/06/2017
Day 32: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is Superb, Modern Leader

Day 32 of the trip: Northwestern Law's alums are a jaw-dropping roster of power in law firms, business, sports and politics – and not just in Chicago.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is a gem – and not some crusty big diamond hidden in a vault. True to its Chicago roots, it’s big and brash from its Streeterville locale on the shor…

On Day 31 of the Law School Road Trip we report that DePaul University College of Law is impressive for many reasons.
04/06/2017
Day 31: DePaul University College of Law Top School for Women and More

On Day 31 of the Law School Road Trip we report that DePaul University College of Law is impressive for many reasons.

DePaul University College of Law is impressive for many reasons, including launching Chicago’s two longest-serving mayors, both named Daley. Specializing in IP and health law, the school is a…

Day 30: The John Marshall Law School perfectly exemplifies that law school is what you make of it.
04/06/2017
Day 30: John Marshall Law School Chicago is Illinois’ Biggest Law School

Day 30: The John Marshall Law School perfectly exemplifies that law school is what you make of it.

At a whopping 938 students (at last count) John Marshall Law School Chicago is roughly 200 students larger than the state’s second-largest (IIT Chicago Kent). And that tells you almost everyt…

On Day 28, we report that Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a rich history and an impressive array of leadership from i...
04/06/2017
Day 28: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Gives Students a Practical Edge

On Day 28, we report that Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a rich history and an impressive array of leadership from its graduates.

Chicago offers some of the best law schools in the country, and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law boxes well above its weight here. It offers a rich history and an impressive array of leadership from…

University of Illinois College of Law, one of the nation's best public law schools, is featured in Day 26 of the trip.
04/05/2017
Day 26: University of Illinois Law School Tops State’s Public Options

University of Illinois College of Law, one of the nation's best public law schools, is featured in Day 26 of the trip.

The University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana Champaign is one of the best public law schools in America, and easily the best option in Illinois. Established in 1897, the “downstateR…

Day 25 of the Road Trip takes us into Illinois, starting with Southern Illinois University School of Law.
04/05/2017
Day 25: Southern Illinois University Law School Struggles for Each Success

Day 25 of the Road Trip takes us into Illinois, starting with Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Heading to Carbondale, Ill., was a turn home during the Law School Road Trip. Growing up near Champaign-Urbana, SIU was always known as a party school, and for its proximity to Marion prison. The i…

On Day 24 of the trip, we report that Tulane Law School is the "big dog" of law schools in Louisiana.
04/05/2017
Day 24: Tulane Law School Is the Big Dog in the Big Easy

On Day 24 of the trip, we report that Tulane Law School is the "big dog" of law schools in Louisiana.

Each of Louisiana’s four law schools is incredibly connected, but Tulane is tops. That’s partly why it places vastly more graduates in Big Law jobs, while having the edge in most employ…

Day 19 of the Campus Trip: The University of Houston Law Center has a great student-to faculty ratio, offers a great alu...
03/16/2017
Day 19: University of Houston Law Center Tops Hot Law Market

Day 19 of the Campus Trip: The University of Houston Law Center has a great student-to faculty ratio, offers a great alumni network, has strong employment stats and a deep sense of mission.

The University of Houston Law Center has a great student-to faculty ratio, offers a great alumni network (hello Star Jones!), has strong employment stats and a deep sense of mission.

Road Trip Post #18: South Texas College of Law does not have good employment stats, but it has a great advocacy program.
03/16/2017
Day 18: South Texas College of Law Houston Has Plusses, Minuses

Road Trip Post #18: South Texas College of Law does not have good employment stats, but it has a great advocacy program.

If South Texas College of Law Houston stopped tripping over itself, it would promote its excellent award-winning advocacy program, its downtown Houston location and its very reasonable tuition of $…

03/01/2017

Road Trip post # 17: The fledgling University of North Texas School of Law is something the profession – and especially Texas – needs. It offers night and other options that are helpful for older students.

Day 16 of the trip: If you’re going to the Big (Law) D, as in Dallas, strongly consider attending Dedman School of Law i...
03/01/2017
Day 16: SMU Is Tops for Future Dallas Lawyers

Day 16 of the trip: If you’re going to the Big (Law) D, as in Dallas, strongly consider attending Dedman School of Law if you can win admittance.

If you’re going to the Big (Law) D, as in Dallas, strongly consider attending SMU Law School if you can win admittance. It’s a very good law school – probably second best all arou…

In our 15th post from the road trip, Campus explains how Baylor Law School boasts an attractive quarterly system and top...
02/21/2017
Day 15: Baylor Stands Out With Practical Skills Training

In our 15th post from the road trip, Campus explains how Baylor Law School boasts an attractive quarterly system and top practical skills training.

Go to Baylor Law School if you are attracted to its quarterly system, allowing a student to graduate in 27 months. Though you will pay high tuition, scholarships are abundant, you will have a very …

Check out highlights from last year’s Law School Road Trip – with more individual school posts to come.
02/21/2017
Top 10 Moments from the Law School Road Trip

Check out highlights from last year’s Law School Road Trip – with more individual school posts to come.

Lawdragon Campus hit the road in 2016 to visit all the nation’s law schools. Our goal was to get a real perspective on legal education – beyond the headlines and folks writing about law school who’…

On Day 14 of the trip, we learned that St. Mary's University School of Law makes one of the more compelling cases for no...
01/06/2017
Day 14: St. Mary’s Law School Provides Students a Sense of Mission

On Day 14 of the trip, we learned that St. Mary's University School of Law makes one of the more compelling cases for not measuring all schools by the same yardstick.

St. Mary’s School of Law makes one of the more compelling cases for not measuring all schools by the same yardstick. A deeply Catholic school, it caters to the large Hispanic and military pop…

Day 13 of the Campus Road Trip visited the impressive Texas A&M University School of Law.
01/06/2017
Day 13: Texas A&M Goes Boldly Into Law School Fray

Day 13 of the Campus Road Trip visited the impressive Texas A&M University School of Law.

They do things big in Texas. So when the state’s largest public university decided to enter the legal education fray, it did so on a scale intended to succeed. It acquired the former Texas We…

An in-depth Q&A with Columbia Law School grad Glenn Gerstell, a longtime Lawdragon 500 honoree who is the General Counse...
11/15/2016
Lawyer Limelight: Glenn Gerstell - Lawdragon

An in-depth Q&A with Columbia Law School grad Glenn Gerstell, a longtime Lawdragon 500 honoree who is the General Counsel of the National Security Agency.

Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan. Practicing at a large law firm for 39 years may not seem like the most...

09/16/2016

Profile of prominent University of San Diego School of Law graduate Blair Nicholas, who represents defrauded investors.

Road Trip Day 12: University of Texas School of Law has a passionate alumni base, academics, leadership, cost-effectiven...
08/09/2016
Day 12: University of Texas Law School A Powerhouse Without Peer

Road Trip Day 12: University of Texas School of Law has a passionate alumni base, academics, leadership, cost-effectiveness and job pipeline that are second to none.

The University of Texas Law School at Austin should be on every prospective student’s ‘consider’ list. The school is head and shoulders the best for more than 1,000 miles in every…

Road Trip Day 11: Texas Tech University School of Law offers a more affordable education in a very affordable West Texas...
07/26/2016
Day 11: The Road to Lubbock for Texas Tech Law School

Road Trip Day 11: Texas Tech University School of Law offers a more affordable education in a very affordable West Texas town and a trial advocacy program considered among the nation’s best.

Texas Tech Law School was the dream of a country lawyer who had to apprentice for the bar because he couldn’t afford the high-falutin’ city schools in Texas approved by the ABA. The sch…

Let’s just put this right out there: We’re fans of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
07/21/2016
Day 10: University of Arizona Law School Turns Up the Heat

Let’s just put this right out there: We’re fans of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.

University of Arizona Law School in Tucson is one of the best choices in legal education in the Southwest. It’s in a wonderful city, is smaller and cheaper than its main rival, and offers a t…

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