The Application Process to Become a First-Year Student
The application process begins when you visit the Law School Admission Council website, where you must establish an account, register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and submit an application, a personal statement, a resume, transcripts from all of your college or university-level schools, and 2-4 recommendation letters.
Navigate through this section of the website to learn about the steps for applying, required components, what to do after you’ve submitted an application, and to get answers to any outstanding questions.
Important J.D. Admission Dates for the 2022-2023 Application Cycle
September 1 – The J.D. application becomes available online at LSAC.org
October 1 – Review period begins
October 2022 – Latest LSAT and GRE accepted for Binding Early Decision
November 15 – Binding Early Decision application deadline
December 15 – Application deadline if applying for the Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarship
January 2023 – Latest LSAT and GRE accepted for Fall 2023 admissions
February 15 – Regular decision application deadline
April 15-June 15 – Transfer application filing period