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Getting into law school requires hard work and dedication because competition is fierce. Usually there are more applicants than seats, so your objective is to stand out. Law school application requirements include LSAT, high GPA score and a well-rounded personal statement essay. Don’t ever get discouraged and apply to many different law schools. Here you will find some useful tips that will help. Please scroll down for more information and access to the universities in Santa Fe, NM listed below.

Saint John's College - Santa Fe, NM
410.626.2522 or 800.727.9238
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $38854
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Institute of American Indian Arts
(505) 424-2334
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2400
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $2400
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—Federal

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Southwestern College - Santa Fe
(505) 471-5756
3960 San Felipe
Santa Fe, NM
# of Undergrads
0
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Private
Setting
Suburban

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Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture
(505) 424-2331
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM
Tuition
$2,500.00
# of Undergrads
190
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Public
Setting
Rural

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Santa Fe Community College
(505) 428-1000
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM
Tuition
$2,469.00
# of Undergrads
1010
School Information
Public
Setting
Rural

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College of Santa Fe
(505) 473-6011
Admissions Office 1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $27358
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Santa Fe Community College - Santa Fe, NM
(505) 428-1270
6401 Richards Avenue
Santa Fe,, NM
Tuition
Full-Time Area Tuition Costs : $969
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $1290
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $2325
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Southwest Acupuncture College-Santa Fe
1622 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM
 
College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM
 
College of Santa Fe
(505) 473-6011
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM
Tuition
$28,558.00
# of Undergrads
602
School Information
Private
Setting
Small city

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Getting into Law School

By Aryeh Cohen-Wade

Do you enjoy argument for argument’s sake? Do images of Sam Waterston flit through your dreams? Do you want to put off the working life for a few more years? Law school may be for you…or you may just be lazy, belligerent, and obsessed with TNT. Figure out how to

draw the distinction below, then learn about applying and making the most of law school once you’re there.

To Sue Or Not To Sue

Law school’s not for everyone. As a preliminary litmus test, keep in mind that you’ll only be successful in law school if you truly want to be there. Here are some other factors to consider before dropping $30 on that LSAT book.

Undergrad background

No major preempts you from getting into law school, but the most common undergraduate majors for applicants are political science, history, and English. That said, a major that departs from the norm can help set an applicant apart. Majoring in science or engineering can be a big plus since patent and intellectual property law often requires some basic scientific knowledge.

What’s it really like?

The consensus: not super fun. The workload in your first year is heavier and more homogenous than undergrad, the atmosphere is much more competitive, and there’s less community. And while it’s possible to float through college without any real goals and still not feel completely worthless, law school is more of a means to an end—messing around is not really a viable option. On the flipside, much of the material is incredibly interesting, and when compared to many jobs (i.e., i-banking) the workload is not too insane. But, in the end, if you’re looking to prolong the salad days of college, law school isn’t the answer.

How much does it cost?

Tuition varies widely, with the top private schools charging between $30,000 and $40,000 a year, and the top public schools around $20,000. Financial aid is generally available, but you will probably have to take out loans to cover the rest. The good news is that top New York firms offer starting salaries of $180,000 a year plus bonus. However, keep in mind that the median starting income for law school grads is “only” $59,000.

What if I don’t want to be a lawyer?

A law degree can be useful for someone who doesn’t want to be a practicing lawyer. Interested in going into politics? Of the 535 members of Congress, 198 have a law degree. Legal academia appeals to those wanting a professor’s lifestyle but not a professor’s crummy pay. A law degree can also be very helpful in various business positions, such as management consulting. In general, it can increase the salary potential of jobs that don’t tacitly require a JD.

Application Time

After deciding to take the plunge, it’s time to apply. Here’s a quick checklist:

1) LSAT score
2) Undergrad transcript
3) Personal statement
4) Letters of recommendation (2 or 3)
5) Dean’s letter (not always required)

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