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(Freshman/Sophomores/Juniors) Meet with a Pre-law advisor, declare your interest, determine if law school is right for you, and start to think about what type of law would interest you.
Join a Pre-law society, Phi Alpha Delta, Facebook pre-law groups (New England Pre-law Consortium), Poly Sci/Philosophy/Government/Public Policy, Model UN, etc. and try out for Mock Trial or Debate Team.
February – June or June – October
Prepare for the LSAT.
Take a free practice test to get a baseline. Decide on a target score, determine your prep strategy.
Do not undertake this lightly, it is an extremely challenging test to score well on and requires 100-150 hours of prep in addition to starting early.
Research law schools and application deadlines. Find the right law school for you by using LSAC’s searchable online database.
Register for the LSAT and sign up for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
You need not register for the CAS at the same time you register for the LSAT; however, you should register long before your first law school application deadline.
Most law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall. Taking the test in June or September/October allows for earlier submittal.
Test date or location changes can be made through your LSAC.org account.
Obtain your LSAT Admission Ticket.
Ask registrars to send your official transcripts to LSAC. Request forms available at your LSAC.org account.
Allow two weeks from the time of receipt to process your US or Canadian transcripts.
Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools located outside the United States, its territories, or Canada require additional processing time.
Contact your recommenders and evaluators to request your letters/evaluations.
Letter of Recommendation forms and information about the Evaluation Service can be found on your LSAC.org account. Requirements will vary by school.
Allow two weeks from the time of receipt to process your letters of recommendation.
June or October
Take the LSAT.
Obtain your LSAT score by e-mail and view your answer sheet, score conversion table, and test book (for disclosed tests only) in your LSAC.org account.
E-mail score reporting is free for LSAC online account holders.
View your Academic Summary Report in your LSAC.org account once all US/Canadian undergraduate transcripts have been summarized.
June – November
Work on your application. Personal statements will be the most challenging and time consuming. Resumes will require many edits by more than one person.
August – September
Request catalogues, applications, and financial aid information from target schools.
July – November
Approach recommenders and secure letters of recommendation. Have them submitted through CAS.
September – December
Apply to law schools electronically right from your LSAC.org account (to US member law schools only). Schools will then request your CAS law school report from LSAC.
Order LSAC Law School Reports online.
Use your LSAC.org account to verify that your reports were sent to the law schools to which you applied. Check your file status through your LSAC.org account.
Visit Law School campuses, attend information events and seminars
January – April
File FAFSA and other financial aid applications, with or without offers from schools.
April – June
Pay your seat deposit on time for your accepted school.
June – August
Consider a 1L prep course to be prepared as possible.