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To apply for the first-year J.D. class, you must:
  • Receive, or expect to receive, by the summer of 2016, a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) from an approved college. All offers of admission are contingent upon graduation.
  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than February 8, 2016. The LSAT is administered several times throughout the year. The oldest score we will accept is September 2010.

Transfer students and visiting students should review their specific application requirements.

Timeline 2015-2016
Sept. 1: Fall term classes begin; we recommend a visit

Oct. 13: LSAT

Oct. 1: Yale begins accepting applications

Dec. 5:

Dec. 22-Jan. 19:
Winter break


Jan. 19: Spring term classes begin

Feb. 6: LSAT

Feb. 8: Last possible date to take the LSAT

Feb. 29: Last day applications are accepted

Mar. 15: Financial aid deadline

Mar. 12-Mar. 20: Spring break

Apr. 10-Apr. 30: Most decisions are made by mid- to late April

Apr. 25: Classes end

May 2: Deadline for deposits