1st and 2nd Years
- Select a major in a field that both interests you and allows you to excel academically.
- Begin to form relationships with professors so that they will know your work well enough to write letters of recommendations or evaluations in the future.
- Expand your education by seeking summer jobs or internships in fields of interest.
3rd Year-Spring Semester
Summer Between 3rd and 4th Years
- Send transcripts to LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
- Decide on competitive, safety and long-shot schools to which you will apply.
- Draft a generic personal statement.
- If possible, visit the law schools that interest you.
4th Year-August to November (Application Period)
- Meet with a pre-law adviser to review the admissions process and discuss the law schools you have selected.
- Take or retake the LSAT in October if necessary-register by late August.
- Revise your personal statements. Seek feedback from faculty and the pre-law advisers.
- Ask potential letter of recommendation or evaluation writers if they would be willing to write a recommendation on your behalf. Provide them with the CAS recommendation forms along with sufficient information to write detailed letters.
- Most law schools review applications on a rolling basis-set a late October application deadline.
- Attend the Davidson Law School Fair in early November.
4th Year-December to June (Acceptance Period)
- Send fall semester grades to law schools.
- Complete financial aid forms.
- Visit schools to which you have been admitted and send a deposit to one school only.
- Update the schools at which you have been waitlisted on your latest GPA, honors, senior thesis, extracurricular activities, etc.