About XploreJD

XploreJD is a free, online search tool offering aspiring law students – like you – a data-based approach to finding law schools that best meet their criteria. By answering questions for six primary factors in the law school decision-making process—Location, Cost, Enrollment, Diversity, Curriculum and Outcomes—and prioritizing the attributes that will most impact your decision, you can, with the help of XploreJD’s proprietary algorithm, build a list of potential law school options that fit what you want and need in your law school experience. You’ll see where you and each law school matched and get detailed profiles that include: published tuition and fees, first-time bar passage rates, total 1L enrollment, and much more. You can even compare school data side-by-side.

XploreJD also allows you to adjust your priorities to see other matches, re-weight your selections to narrow your focus, and save your results for quick and easy access and comparison in the future.

XploreJD isn’t just about getting a list of law schools. At AccessLex Institute, we encourage all students to take into account their goals, needs and preferences, and consider key factors like a school’s bar passage rate, job placement rate, starting salaries, scholarship opportunities, specialized program opportunities, and environment factors – such as the school’s location, size and diversity. Fit is critical. You don’t want your decision to be reduced to a single test or school ranking. After all, you’re more than a score. We’ve created XploreJD as a learning experience—a first step in your journey to informed decisions and law school success.

Note: XploreJD law school match results are not a prediction of a student’s acceptance, nor a guarantee of a student’s fit. Rather, the tool provides students the opportunity to learn more about schools they may not have been aware of or otherwise considered.

Methodology

XploreJD is created with publicly available general and school-specific data, and results are determined by a proprietary algorithm. Data sources include:

  • American Bar Association
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • Law School Websites
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • The Wilson-Stern Book of Law School Lists
  • Walk Score

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