SENIOR YEAR -- Research, Take the LSAT, & Apply!

  • Continue to visit law schools, especially those close to where you live.
  • Attend law recruitment days and other opportunities to meet with law school admissions officers.  Revisit the NYC Law School Forum in September, or go to the Boston Law School Fair, Copley Plaza in late October.
  • Register with the CAS at www.LSAC.org if you have not done so already.
  • Select at least five law schools to apply to and discuss your choices with a Pre-Professional Advisor.
  • Take the LSAT if you have not yet already.  LSAT exams are offered in June, October, December, and February.
  • Complete your application files with LSAT and the law schools by mid-November.  Make sure you disclose everything required.  Failure to do so can result in the automatic rejection of your application(s).
  • File your taxes early and submit your FAFSA in January.  The FAFSA is available on-line beginning January 1.
  • Submit an updated transcript with your fall grades to LSAC and the law schools.
  • Expect to hear from law schools beginning in December through the spring.  If you have been waitlisted at a school, consider forwarding NEW information to the law schools (i.e., fall semester grades, completion of a thesis, awards, additional recommendations).
  • Visit the schools where you have been admitted to or waitlisted.
  • Inform the Academic & Pre-Professional Advising Center and those writing letters of recommendation of the results of your law school applications.  The Pre-Professional Advisors will be able to help if you have a problem.
  • Once admitted, send a deposit to reserve your space in the entering class.  If you are no longer interested in the school, let them know early so they can offer your seat to someone else.
  • Before leaving school in the spring, have the Registrar’s Office send a final transcript to the law school which you plan to attend with your complete academic record and notice of graduation.