Pre-Law: Applying

For students who want to attend Law School immediately upon graduation from Binghamton will begin the application process during the spring of Junior year and through the fall of senior year. 

Applicant Checklist: 

  • Make an appointment with the pre-law advisor in the fall of your senior year to go over your list of law schools, submit your senior pre-law questionnaire, submit dean's letter forms and discuss other questions about the admission process.
    **If you want your personal statement reviewed, you must email the statement and your resume to the pre-law advisor at least 2 business days prior to your appointment. 

  • Create a Student Account on the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website. This is where you will be able to register for your LSAT (see next bullet) exam and register for the Credential Assembly Services (CAS). The LSAC's CAS online service is the site use to apply to law schools. Rather than sending transcripts and letters of recommendation to each individual school to which you are applying, you are only require to send the materials to CAS, which is will then compile and send all of your required materials to the law schools. Once created, your online file is good for up to 5 years. 

  • Students planning to attend law school should take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in June of their junior year or no later than September/October of their senior year, if they plan to attend law school directly after college. The LSAT is a challenging, half-day examination offered four times each year, composed of five 35-minute multiple choice sections and one 35-minute writing sample. Click here for more information about the exam and how to prepare. 

  • Other elements of a law school application may include: