Application Time Line

This recommended Time Line for Fall 2018 admission assumes that you will complete and submit your applications by Thanksgiving 2017. 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 2017


March – May 2017


April 26, 2017


June 12, 2017

  • Take the LSAT


June – September 2017


August 2, 2017


September – October 2017


September 12, 2017

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


October 2017


November 2017


Late December 2017

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


January – May 2018


Early January 2018


March – April 2018