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
- Register with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
- Meet with a pre-law adviser to plan your admissions strategy
- Prepare for the LSAT.
- Plan to take LSAT in June-register by early May
- Use the law school locator webpages above to consider the schools to which you may apply
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.