Application Time Line

This recommended Time Line for Fall 2017 admission assumes that you will complete and submit your applications by Thanksgiving 2016. 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 2016


March – May 2016


April 20, 2016


June 6, 2016

  • Take the LSAT


June – September 2016


August 10, 2016


September – October 2016


September 24, 2016

  • Take the LSAT (if you did not take it in June)


October 2016


November 2016


Late December 2016

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


January – May 2017


Early January 2017


March – April 2017