Law School Application Checklist


  1. Create your account. Register for the LSAT.

  2. Register and prepare for the LSAT at least three months in advance, preferably more, of the test date.  You should plan to take multiple old LSAT tests under timed conditions to prepare.  Actual old tests, sold in a book of 10, are available from LSAC for less than $25. In addition to working through practice books, this is one of the best preparation strategies for the LSAT.  

  3. Begin researching law schools.

    Create a list of schools where you plan to apply. Review the application and requirements well in advance of applying.

  4. Register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) well in advance of application date. The CAS creates a report for which combines your LSAT score, transcripts, letters of recommendation and an academic summary which is transmitted to each law school where you apply. 

  5. Ask for letters of recommendation to be sent to CAS. Remember, CAS needs at least two weeks to process letters.

  6. Apply to law schools from account. Review the application and required materials for each school thoroughly.