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We are looking for students who will excel, both while they're here and throughout their careers. We make this judgment by assessing all of the information available about each applicant; no one factor, such as GPA or LSAT score, is conclusive.
In recent years, Yale Law School has received approximately 3,000 applications for the 205 spots in the first-year class. Though the process is competitive, we read each application carefully and encourage you to submit yours. More about how we evaluate applications...
In 2012-2013, we will begin accepting applications between October 15 and November 1, 2012, and the deadline will be March 4. Most applicants will receive a final response by the end of April. To find out when our application is available, follow us on Twitter.
If you are interested in applying as a J.D. transfer student, please visit our transfer applicant page for relevant deadlines and an application form.
We require all first-year applicants to the J.D. program to submit their applications through the LSAC electronic application service, included as a part of the CAS subscription. Applicants who are unable to access the electronic application available from LSAC may obtain an application form and instructions by writing to the Yale Law School Office of Admissions at P.O. Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520-8215 or at email@example.com.