Find the right law school for you!

XploreJD by AccessLex® 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 five primary factors in the law school decision-making process—Location, Cost, Academic and Student Experience, Diversity and Outcomes—and prioritizing the attributes that will most impact your decision, you can 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 isn’t just about getting a list of law schools. We’ve created XploreJD as a learning experience — a first step in your journey to informed decisions and law school success.

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;

a school's job placement rate;

scholarship opportunities;

specialized program opportunities;

environmental factors – like a school's location, size and diversity;

and, more.

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.

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
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
  • 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 is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania with accredited financial counselors throughout the U.S.