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 2020-2021 Application Cycle
September 1 – The J.D. application becomes available online at LSAC.org
October 1 – Review period begins
November 15 – Early decision application deadline
December 15 – Application deadline if applying for the Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarship
January 16 – Latest LSAT accepted for Fall 2021 admissions
February 15 – Regular decision application deadline
April 15-June 15 – Transfer application filing period