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What is the application timeline?

Most law schools operate on a rolling admissions basis. Applications open in early September or October and law schools make offers of admission on a rolling basis thereafter. All applications for law school are submitted through LSAC. Students should apply to law school in the fall (preferably around Thanksgiving) of the year before they want to start law school. Most law schools only accept new students in the fall semester. 

Click here for the Law School Preparation and Application Timeline. This timeline assumes a student plans on attending law school immediately after college. Adjust the timeline as necessary if you plan to take time off between college and law school. 

Katherine E. Garren, J.D.
Pre-Law Adviser
Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: keg146@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7576
Fax: 814-863-8913
Hours: 8am - 5pm (Mon-Fri, Eastern Time)

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