Attending law school can be very expensive. Applying for financial aid is an integral step in your law school application process.
Financial aid is available in a variety of different forms, including scholarships, grants, federal and private loans, work study programs, tuition assistance aid, and fee waivers for those economically disadvantaged. The law schools that you apply to determine the amount and type of financial aid you will receive from them. Therefore, the law school is your primary source of information for financial aid!
The Law School Admission Council also has an excellent resource guide to provide you with relevant information.
Some general first steps (a more detailed version can be found at LSAC’s Financial Aid Step by Step guide.