For example, if you want to attend law school in the fall of 2016, you would apply in the fall of 2015.
So, figure out which year you want to start law school and begin your application process at least a year before, preferably in the spring or summer.
I will cover the application timeline in my next post, but first let’s answer the question…
When is the best time to apply to law school?
I believe that the ideal deadline for applying to law school is by Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November).
Applying in November gives you the advantage of having your application reviewed when fewer people have applied. In fact, only about a third of applicants apply by November. Can you believe that? That’s worth repeating: only about a third of applicants apply by November.
Most people procrastinate and apply too late. Don’t be one of those people!
That said, you do not have to wait until November to apply.
If you took an earlier LSAT and will have your score by July, then bump up your timeline and apply when applications open in late September and early October. Then you’ll really be ahead of the crowd. And that’s exactly where you want to be.
Have questions or comments about when to apply to law school? I’m here to help. Post your questions below and I’ll respond.