Law School Application Timeline

Planning to apply to law school? Here’s a timeline to help you stay on track.

Junior Year, Spring Term

Junior Year, Summer

  • Take the LSAT (or wait until September)

Senior Year, Early Fall

  • Take the September LSAT, if necessary
  • Ask faculty for recommendation letters
  • Write personal statement
  • Order transcripts
  • Finalize list of law schools to apply to

Senior Year, Late Fall

  • Complete and send applications

Senior Year, Winter/Spring

  • Receive admission decisions

We encourage you to work closely with the Elmhurst University pre-law advisor throughout the application process.

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