All full-time programs start in the fall semester (August). Foreign citizens must study on a full-time basis to be eligible for a student visa.
Candidates interested in part-time study may apply for the spring (January) or fall (August) semester. LLM applicants with a foreign law degree should apply for fall to complete the introductory US law class requirement.
We begin processing submitted applications in early October. Our holistic, comparative review process does not give preference based on date of application or when an applicant’s materials are first reviewed.
We are unable to make any guarantees regarding applications submitted after the deadline, or in cases where required materials arrive late to LSAC.
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