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Notre Dame Home Page Law School Application Checklist

This checklist assumes that the application process begins in the Spring, approximately 18 months before the applicant expects to enter law school. For Summer or mid-year admission, adjust the schedule accordingly.

 

 

 

     March-June    	Prepare for LSAT

     Apr-May		Apply for LSAT (registration deadline 1 month before exam)

     June		Take LSAT

     July		Receive LSAT score

     Aug-Sept		Subscribe to LSDAS

     Aug -Sept		Send official transcripts to LSDAS
		  	(use transcript request forms in LSAT Registration Book)

     Aug-Sept		Request catalogs, applications and financial aid information 
		  	from law schools

     September		Check LSDAS report for accuracy

     September		Talk to your potential recommenders about letters of 
			  recommendation

     Sept-Oct		Write personal statement

     Sept-Nov		Meet with admissions representatives at Caravans
		   and Law School Forum

     Oct-Nov		Fill out applications

     Oct-Nov		Send applications

     Nov-Dec		Check to be sure application file is complete, including
		  	letters of recommendation

     January		File financial aid applications

     Dec-May		Visit law schools to aid in decision process

     Apr-Jun		Be sure to pay your seat deposit on time