Applying to Law School

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You’ve done your research, and now you’re ready to apply to law school.  The process may seem overwhelming at first, but once you are more familiar with it, you’ll see that it’s really pretty straightforward.  These pages are designed to smooth the way for you.  Start below with the overview and the timeline to situate yourself, and then explore the resources specific to each aspect of your application.  And never hesitate to contact the Pre-Law Advising Office with any questions, big or small.

Welcome to Fall 2021!

It’s really happening — we’re really all back here in Amherst! Hard to believe, but I’m so happy to see it and to see all of you soon. (The added traffic in town is a little more difficult to adjust to …

By Diane Curtis
Diane Curtis Pre-Law Advisor & Senior Lecturer Diane Curtis
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LSAT Score Preview: Is it worth the cost?

In July 2020, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) announced a new “score preview” service. Beginning with the August 29, 2020 test, first-time test takers will be allowed to see their scores before deciding whether to keep or cancel them. …

By Diane Curtis
Diane Curtis Pre-Law Advisor & Senior Lecturer Diane Curtis
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Why you should make time for visiting law school reps

I know what you’re thinking when you see that event listing for another visit from a law school admissions rep:

“I’m not really interested in that school.”

Or maybe, “I already visited the law school, so why do I need …

By Diane Curtis
Diane Curtis Pre-Law Advisor & Senior Lecturer Diane Curtis
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Pre-Law Resources

Overview: Applying to Law School

The law school application process should ideally begin about a year and a half before you intend to start law …

Law School Application Check List

The Check List for Fall 2022 Admission is organized topically. Click here to get the same list organized chronologically.

This …

Law School Application Time Line

This recommended Time Line for Fall 2022 admission assumes that you will complete and submit your applications by Thanksgiving-ish 2021.

Law school applications: Fee waivers

LSAC will grant fee waivers to applicants with demonstrated financial need. Information regarding the fee waiver application process can be …

Law school applications: How can the Pre-Law Advising Office help?

The UMass Pre-Law Advising Office can help you explore legal careers, apply to law school, and even help you manage …