The Law School Admissions Council, or "LSAC", is the organization which develops and administers the LSAT. As the developer and administrator of the LSAT, it only makes good sense that the LSAC’s website, at www.lsac.org ought to be your first stop in the law school admissions quest. In addition, it is likely that the schools that you are applying to will be LSAC members.
I suggest that you learn as much as possible about the LSAC procedures and protocols. Review the information carefully contained in the LSAC website carefully. Make sure that you understand the procedure and timing of the LSAT. In addition the website will give you a good overview of the law school admissions process itself.
The LSAC calls the LSAT “a strong predictor of first-year law school grades” and as you have probably gathered, is a critical factor in your law school acceptance success. It is most likely that at this point in your academic career, the only variable you can control is your performance on the LSAT. As a result, you would be wise to dedicate a substantial portion of your efforts toward doing well on this test.
In addition, many of the mid-tier schools make scholarship decisions based upon your LSAT performance. By using scholarship money to entice high-scoring LSAT examinees to their schools, they will increase their overall LSAT entering student numbers, which is one of the most important criteria in the U.S. News and World Report ranking.
The LSAC also provides numerous resources as you plan and prepare for law school. Periodically throughout the year, LSAC hosts the Law School Forum, which is basically a career fair for prospective law students and law school representatives.
The Forum is typically held in or near the major legal markets: Boston, Washington D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston. Admission is free, however, the LSAC recommends that you preregister, which can be done online. They are usually held in a large ballroom or convention center. Law School representatives, frequently admissions personnel and/or student representatives, have booths or tables, and provide you with information about their school and answer your questions.
In addition to the opportunity to meet with law school representatives, the Law School Forum also hosts seminars on topics such as the law school application process, financing your legal education and an overview of the practice of law.
If you can manage it, I would suggest that you attend one of these meetings. You will get a condensed overview into issues regarding law school admissions and a sense of the various law schools you are interested in. You will have the opportunity to interact with other prospective law students and law school admissions personnel. As previously discussed, law school is a huge investment. This event is a good early step in your due diligence process.