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In 2015, Yale Law School received approximately2,800 applications for the 200 spots in the first-year class. Each year we must turn away many well-qualified candidates. Applicants who are not admitted one year often choose to reapply.

Applicants who choose to reapply to the Law School need to follow the same steps that all first-year applicants to the J.D. program must follow. No materials from prior applications are included in a reapplication, and admissions decisions rendered in prior years will have no influence on a new application.

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