Application Time Line

This recommended Time Line for Fall 2020 admission assumes that you will complete and submit your applications by Thanksgiving-ish 2019. 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 2019


March – May 2019


April 24, 2019


June 3, 2019

  • Take the LSAT


June 4, 2019


July 15, 2019


August 1, 2019


June – September 2019


September – October 2019


September 10, 2019


September 14, 2019


September 21, 2019

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


October 2019


November 2019

  • Nov. 8: Boston Law School Forum
  • Nov. 25: LSAT (Think of this LSAT only as your backup plan, not the “ideal” timeline.)
  • Finalize applications and transmit


December 2019

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


January – May 2020


Early January 2020


March – April 2020