Advising Center

Law School Timetable


Spring of your Junior Year

  • Collect the LSAS Law School Admission Test application from your advisor or request a copy directly from LSAS by phone at (215) 968-1001 or on the web at

    http://www.lsas.org
  • Register for June LSAT.  By taking the June test you have three advantages:
    1. You will know both your GPA and your LSAT score before you select which schools to apply.
    2. If anything goes wrong and you must cancel your test results or retake the exam in October, you are still on schedule.
    3. The June administration does not interfere with normal school time frames, so you are not dealing with both class work and the LSAT.
  • Register with Law School Data Assembly Service. 
  • After the end of your spring semester, begin preparation for the LSAT.  Prepare intensely for at least 6 weeks prior to the exam.
  • Begin identifying appropriate law schools based on your LSAT practice scores and your GPA.
  • Set up your Credential File online through www.Interfolio.com and have Letters of Recommendation sent to your account.  Interfolio is an online credentials management service for starting, managing, and maintaining your credential files.  To learn more or speak with someone who can discuss this credential management service and your options, please call (914-251-6370), email (career.development@purchase.edu) or visit the Career Development Center (Student Services Building, 2nd floor). 

    Summer after your Junior Year

  • Receive LSAT scores 4-6 weeks after the test.
  • Request catalogues and admissions materials from prospective law schools.
  • Review law school choices in light of LSAT score.
  • Register for October LSAT, if appropriate.
  • Request official school transcripts be sent to the Law Wchool Data
  • Assembly Service from all higher education institutions you attended, if necessary.

Fall of Senior Year

  • Meet with your faculty advisor or the Advising Center to review selection of schools.
  • Request letters of recommendation from appropriate faculty.

  • Prepare Applications.  Application should be submitted well ahead of the deadlines. Try to have all of your applications submitted by December 1st.

Spring of Senior Year

  • Follow up with schools to make sure your application has been received and is complete.
  • Fill out required financial aid forms as soon as they become available.

Check out http://www.lsac.org - The Law School Admissions Council website.  You can find lots of resources, LSAT dates, links to schools, and other pertinent information.

Adapted from the article by William Weaver, J.D., Ph.D, Department of Political Science, University of Texas

 


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