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Top 5 Things to Consider when Selecting a Law School

At Super Lawyers, we recognize the importance of legal education to producing the quality lawyers of tomorrow. The following five factors will help give you an in-depth background when it comes to making the big decision. In addition, we put together three top ten lists highlighting schools of excellence in Pro Bono Graduation Requirements, Highest Caliber Graduates, Most Prepared to Practice along with Value and Quality of Education. You can also search law school profiles of 200 ABA-approved schools and research topics such as tuition and median GPA.

Recently,  Super Lawyers Magazine sat down with high profile attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to chat about everything from law firm culture to what each looks for in a new hire. Check out the excerpt to the right and see what thoughts Olson and Boies have on the ever-changing law school environment.

Read the full article in the 2014 Washington D.C.Super Lawyers Magazine .


What advice would you have for a young man or woman looking to go to law school in this environment?


Boies: Even before they decide to go, I’d say, “Why are you going?” If you’re going to get a really good education that will teach you to think and solve problems, regardless of whether you practice law or not, that’s a good reason to go. If you’re interested in the justice system, that’s an even better reason to go. If you’re trying to mark time, that’s a poor reason to go.

Olson: Don’t go to law school because you want to make lots of money. There are other ways to make lots of money. If you really get a bang out of practicing law and trying to persuade and doing something very creative and if you like the history and you like the law and you like the structure of our legal system, then you’re going to spend your life doing things you like. That’s the only reason to do it.

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