Applying to Law School

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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 …