Admission Process

Law Schools - Admission Process

Complete Files

The law schools need complete files before making their decisions. A law school will consider your file complete when it has received your application form, LSDAS Law School Report (or LSAT Law School Report if the law school does not require the LSDAS), if required letters of recommendation, any conditions to the particular school, and application fee.

Rolling Admission

Many law schools operate what is known as a rolling admission process: The school evaluates applications and reports applicants of admission decisions on a continuous basis over several months.

Applying to More Than One School

The common aspirant applies to 6 law schools. You should be sure to place your applications at schools representing a range of admission standards. Even if you have top qualifications, you should apply to at least one safety school where you are almost sure of being accepted. This is your insurance policy.

The preliminary an application review

Applicants whose qualifications more than fulfill the school’s admission standards are generally accepted by an admission committee during the first round of decisions. Candidates whose credentials fall below the school’s standards are usually denied admission. The length of time it takes the committee to check an application varies.

Waiting Lists

You may be positioned on a waiting list for probable admission at a later date. The law school will send you a letter notifying you of its final decision as early as April or as late as July.

Seat Deposits

Many law schools use seat deposits to help keep track of their new classes. If you actually register, the deposit is credited to your first-term; if you don’t register, the deposit may be forfeited or partially reverted. If you decline the offer of admission after you’ve paid your deposit, a part of the money may be reimbursed, depending on the date you actually refuse the offer. At some schools, you may not be refunded any of the deposit.

Multiple Deposit Notification

Each year, LSAC furnish participating law schools with periodic information detailing the number of applicants who have subjected seat deposits or obligations at other participating schools, along with identification of those other schools.