Application Time Line

This recommended Time Line for Fall 2022 admission assumes that you will complete and submit your applications by Thanksgiving-ish 2021. It’s an ideal time line — meaning you started thinking about the process at least a year and a half before you intend to start law school.  As you’ll see, there a number of places where you can “catch up” to the time line, if you didn’t start thinking about things that early.

January – March 2021


March – July 2021


April 30, 2021


Week of June 12, 2021

  • Take the LSAT


July 2, 2021


June – September 2021


Week of August 14, 2021

  • Take the LSAT.


August 25, 2021


September – October 2021


September 29, 2021


Week of October 9, 2021

  • Take the LSAT (if you did not take it over the summer)


November 2021

  • Week of Nov. 13: LSAT (Think of this LSAT only as your backup plan, not the “ideal” timeline.)
  • Finalize applications and transmit


December 2021

  • Check on LSAC that files are complete; follow up if necessary


January – May 2022


Early January 2022


March – April 2022