Law School Application Timeline

Spring of Your Application Year

  • Register for the LSAT
  • Consider beginning your LSAT studies

Summer of Your Application Year

  • Create an LSAC.org account
  • Take the LSAT
  • Register with the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Contact references and request letters of recommendation
  • Schedule an appointment with your pre-law advisor for summer or early fall

September through early December of Your Application Year

  • Take or retake the LSAT if necessary
  • Send your transcripts to CAS
  • Write your personal statement and other application essays, paying close attention to the specific requirements of each law school
  • Attend law-school admissions events on Georgetown’s campus
  • Complete and submit your law school applications, ideally by Thanksgiving