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.
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
About AccessLex Institute
Since 1983, AccessLex Institute® has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges and needs of the law students and institutions that we serve. We are steadfast in our commitment to inform students of the economic realities of law school without limiting their aspirations. We conduct and commission research to illuminate the latest data and evidence on the most critical issues facing legal education today. And we are resolute in our appeal to policymakers and influencers to take actions that make legal education work better for both students and society at large. As a nonprofit organization underpinned by nearly 200 American Bar Association-approved nonprofit and state-affiliated law schools, we are intently dedicated to the betterment of legal education. AccessLex Institute has more than 100 employees in our offices in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and accredited financial counselors throughout the U.S.
Based in Washington, D.C., the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence® is committed to understanding the barriers that impede access to law school for historically underrepresented groups and improving access to law school for all; identifying actionable strategies and public policies to increase law school affordability; and strengthening the value of legal education.
The AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability® offers on-campus and online loan repayment and financial education programming and resources to help students and graduates confidently manage their finances on their way to achieving personal and professional success. We also provide professional development opportunities and guidance for school administrators working to improve financial education at their institutions.