Law School Application Timeline

Law School Application Timeline 

Freshman and Sophomore Years

☐ Attend a prelaw advising workshop at the Career Center

☐ Schedule an appointment with a prelaw coach

☐ Get involved in prelaw student organizations

☐ Determine whether law school is for you by talking with attorneys

☐ Consider an internship in the legal field

Junior Year

☐ Check out the Law School Admissions Council LSAC.org web informationfor prospective students

☐ Attend the Grad/Law School fair on campus in October

☐ Research law schools that are a good fit for you

☐ Make a preliminary list of law schools to consider

☐ Attend a law school forum (see LSAC.org web site for times/locations)

End of Junior Year/Summer before Senior Year

☐ Set up your LSAC.org account & your Credential Assembly Service (CAS)

☐ Study for the LSAT and consider taking a prep course

☐ Take the LSAT in February or June

☐ Start asking professors for letters of recommendation

☐ Start writing your personal statement

Senior Year – Early Fall

☐ Order your undergrad transcripts sent to your LSAC.org account

☐ Have your letters of recommendation sent to your LSAC account

☐ Finish your personal statement & have it proofread

☐ Request financial aid materials and read carefully

☐ Register for and take the Sept/Oct LSAT if you haven’t taken it in June

Senior Year - Fall/Winter

☐ Complete online applications through LSAC.org and send off by deadlines

☐ Fill out the FAFSA and financial aid profiles if required

☐ Check our LSAC.org report for completion

☐ Complete all law school application materials ideally by the beginning of September 

☐ Complete financial aid application materials

Please visit LSAC's overview of the application process for additional information.

For any questions or concerns about diversity in law school and law school applicants follow this link for information on ethnic/racial minority applicants.