Law School Admissions Council (www.lsac.org), provides information on each of the American Bar Association-approved law schools, including 25th and 75th percentiles of LSAT scores and GPAs. Includes information on the law school admission process.
www.napla.org [pre-law guide]
In order of importance, admissions officers consider: LSAT score; undergraduate G.P.A.; and then your Personal Statement.
Start approximately 9 to 12 months prior to when you wish to take the test; start with the
low-expense options (review book; practice exams; etc), then, if needed, pursue more focused (and pricey) options.
For guidance, see the pre-law guide at www.napla.org. Or the Guide to Personal Statement (134kB).
Use these to offer explanations (not excuses or apologies); full disclosure is advised!
a) should be sought by faculty who KNOW you;
b) provide the following information: the specific classes/semesters in which you were their student; a brief resume;
a deadline; instructions for mailing the letter.
For general information, visit "Financing Law School" section (www.lsac.org).