The 10 Easiest Law Schools to Get Into

Not all law schools have acceptance rates in the single digits, nor does every law school require a perfect LSAT score or a straight "A" average. The following ten ABA-accredited schools are considered the easiest law schools to get into because they have the highest acceptance rates. All ten schools accept more than two-thirds of applicants, and their students have significantly lower median LSAT scores and GPAs than students at more competitive programs. If you have a less than ideal LSAT score or lots of Bs on your transcript, you still have a good chance of getting into one of these law schools.

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Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Western Michigan University Library
Western Michigan University Library. Michigan Municipal League / Flickr

The Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University offers nine concentrations for J.D. students, including Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Litigation. For students hoping to start their own practice, the school has a General Practice concentration. WMU offers great flexibility for students with other commitments in their lives: along with a traditional three-year program, students can choose from an accelerated two-year program and part-time three-, four-, and five-year programs. Weekend and evening classes are also an option, and even the location is flexible, with campuses in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Tampa Bay, Kalamazoo, and Auburn Hills.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 86.1%
Median LSAT 142
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.02
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School.

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Located in the small New England town of South Royalton, Vermont Law School is best known for its social justice and environmental law programs. As students gain hands-on experience, they can choose from the Energy Clinic, Environmental Advocacy Clinic, Food and Agriculture Clinic, and numerous externship opportunities. If you find yourself enjoying the scenic roadways in Vermont, you can thank the Vermont Law School for its work in creating the laws that prohibit billboards in the state.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 76.4%
Median LSAT 151
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.25
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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Willamette University College of Law

Walton Hall at Willamette University
Walton Hall at Willamette University. Lorenzo Tlacaelel / Flickr

With a history dating back to 1883, Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, has the distinction of being the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. Willamette Law is proud of its small classes and strong employment outcomes. Hands-on real-world experiences are an important part of a Willamette legal education, and the school has an active externship program as well as clinics in business law, child and family advocacy, immigration, and trusts and estates.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 75.4%
Median LSAT 152
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.13
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Samford University
Samford University.

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Samford University's Cumberland School of Law takes advantage of its location in Birmingham, Alabama, a legal hub in the Southeast with plenty of opportunities for externships. Popular areas of study include corporate law, health law, public interest law, and environmental law. The school's trial advocacy program was ranked #15 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 74.1%
Median LSAT 151
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.31
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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Roger Williams University School of Law

Roger Williams University School of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law.

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If you want to go to law school in Rhode Island, you have one choice: the Roger Williams University School of Law. The waterfront campus on Bristol Point is just 20 miles from downtown Providence and about an hour drive from Boston. The school guarantees every qualified student a significant clinical experience. The in-house options include immigration, veterans disability appeals, business start-ups, and criminal defense. For externship experience, students can spend a semester in locations across the United States or choose a nearby experience working with organizations such as the Fenway Sports Group, the Rhode Island Family Court, and Save the Bay.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 69.3%
Median LSAT 148
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.28
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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New England Law

New England School of Law
New England School of Law.

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New England Law's location in downtown Boston puts it close to the Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Government Center, the Financial District, and a wide range of courts and law firms. The school has strong programs in public interest law and family law, and Princeton Review ranked the school #3 in the category of "Greatest Resources for Women." New England Law gives students clinical and externship opportunities as early as the beginning of the second year, and 43% of students complete two or more clinics/externships.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 68.3%
Median LSAT 150
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.16
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law

Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky University.

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NKU Chase College of Law offers a traditional three-year J.D. program as well as four-year part-time programs that meet either three days a week or two nights per week. Located in Highland Heights, the school provides its students with easy access to all the law and government agencies of the greater Cincinnati region. Service is an important part of a Chase law degree, and all students must complete at least 50 hours of pro bono legal work to graduate. Other hands-on opportunities include legal clinics in Children's Law, Constitutional Litigation, Small Business and Nonprofit Law, the Kentucky Innocence Project, and the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 67.9%
Median LSAT 150
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.25
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Clock Tower at the University of Puerto Rico
Clock Tower at the University of Puerto Rico.

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The University of Puerto Rico's Law School can be an ideal choice for students interested in legal work that bridges Anglo and Latin cultures. Located on the Rio Piedras Campus—one of UPR's 11 campuses—students have easy access to the capital city of San Juan and all of its legal opportunities. Note that most classes will be taught in Spanish, although many assignments can be completed in English.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 66.9%
Median LSAT 142
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.55
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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Southern University Law Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Southern University Law Center takes pride in its diversity: the school ranks #1 for the diversity of its faculty, and it ranks among the top 10 of all law schools for the resources it devotes to minority students. Social justice, civil rights, and the public interest are all at the heart of the school's mission. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the school's urban location allows it to offer a wider range of law clinics than most schools on this list. The twelve clinical options include Disaster Law, Elder & Successions Law, Mediation, Bankruptcy, and Technology & Entrepreneurship.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 65.9%
Median LSAT 144
Median Undergraduate GPA 2.83
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure
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Seattle University School of Law

Seattle University School of Law
Seattle University School of Law.

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U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle University School of Law #2 in the country for Legal Writing and #21 for its part-time law programs. The school requires three semesters of legal writing, and students have the opportunity to work on real legal cases as early as the first year. The first-year Legal Writing, Skills, & Values class prepares students for later experiential courses and future professions. The Real Clients in the First Year program gives first-year students hands-on experience in one of the school's centers, its clinic, or a nonprofit partner in the Seattle area.

Admissions Statistics (2018 Entering Class)
Acceptance Rate 65.2%
Median LSAT 154
Median Undergraduate GPA 3.32
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosure

Law Schools With the Lowest Median LSAT and GPA

The acceptance rate alone doesn't tell the whole story about selectivity. If a school gets thousands of applicants with weak credentials, it could have a relatively low acceptance rate but still be fairly easy to get into for a qualified student. LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs are equally important when measuring selectivity. For this reason, we've provided lists of the ten law schools with the lowest median LSAT scores and the lowest median undergraduate GPAs.

If the weakest piece of your law school application is your LSAT score, here are the 10 law schools with the lowest median LSAT scores for matriculated students.

The 10 Law Schools With the Lowest LSAT Scores
Law School Median LSAT Acceptance Rate Median GPA
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 134 62.9% 3.44
Inter American University of Puerto Rico 139 59.6% 3.15
Western Michigan University 142 86.1% 3.02
University of Puerto Rico 142 66.9% 3.55
Southern University 144 65.9% 2.83
Appalachian School of Law 144 62.6% 3.05
Texas Southern University 144 35.4% 3.03
Florida A&M University 146 48.9% 3.09
North Carolina Central University 146 40.9% 3.26
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 147 44.8% 2.80
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosures

If your undergraduate GPA is the weakest part of your law school application, here are the 10 law schools with the lowest median GPAs for matriculated students.

The 10 Law Schools With the Lowest GPA for Admission
Law School Median GPA Acceptance Rate Median LSAT
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2.80 44.8% 147
Southern University 2.83 65.9% 144
University of the District of Columbia 2.92 35,5% 147
Touro College 3.00 55.7% 148
University of La Verne 3.00 46.0% 149
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School 3.01 45.9% 149
Western Michigan University 3.02 86.1% 142
Barry University 3.02 57.5% 148
Western State College of Law 3.02 52.5% 148
Texas Southern University 3.03 35.4% 144
Source: American Bar Association Standard 509 Disclosures