Application Time Line

This recommended Time Line for Fall 2019 admission assumes that you will complete and submit your applications by Thanksgiving-ish 2018. 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 2018


March – May 2018


May 1, 2018


June 11, 2018

  • Take the LSAT


June 13, 2018


July 23, 2018


June – September 2018


September – October 2018


September 8, 2018

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


October 2018


November 2018

  • Nov. 12: Boston Law School Forum
  • Nov. 17: LSAT (Think of this LSAT only as your backup plan, not the “ideal” timeline.)
  • Finalize applications and transmit


Late December 2018

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


January – May 2019


Early January 2019


March – April 2019