Applying to Law School

If you are thinking about law school, it is important to plan ahead. ​Make sure to talk with the pre-law adviser about your interest in pursuing a law degree. Our checklist below can help you get started. One of the first things you will want to do is create a LSAC account​. This will provide you with access to the entire law school admission process and allow you to register for the LSAT. You may download  List.pdfthe checklist.


  • ​​Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Personal Statement​/Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation ​
  • Official Transcripts
  • Dean Certification Form
  • Resume ​​
  • LSAT/LSAC reports  ​
  • Financial Aid (if applicable)

Submitting the Applicat​ion​

Time is crucial in submitting your applications; the earlier you apply the better. It is always a good ide​a to complete your applic​ations in advance before a school's deadline. This allows you time to address any problems that may arise during the submission of your materials. Please check the Law School Admission Council website for individual school deadlines.

Remember, your application is not complete until all the required items have been received by the school. Applicants are advised to carefully monitor application deadlines and make sure that all application materials have been received by the school. ​​