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Center for Professional Development
63 South Main Street, 2nd Floor
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-2215
Fax: (603) 646-1360
E-mail: Center for Professional Development
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Application Timeline

SPRING (in year you are applying)

  • Attend the Applying to Law School and Personal Statement workshops
  • Open a free online account with the Law School Admission Council ( Authorize the release of your LSAT score(s), biographical, academic, and application information to Dartmouth for statistical purposes.
  • Prepare for and registrar for LSAT
  • Conduct research on law schools


  • Take the June LSAT administration OR prepare for the October LSAT
  • Subscribe to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Have official transcripts sent to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Research law school websites for applications and brochures
  • Research, visit, and select law schools
  • Prepare personal statement
  • Check-in with your letter of recommendation writers


  • Take October LSAT if necessary
  • Request a Dean's Certification for schools that require it (if not yet requested)
  • Attend Center for Professional Development Law School Information Sessions with admission officers from various law schools
  • Apply to an appropriate range of reach and safety law schools
  • Request letters to be mailed to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Complete and submit your applications and all supporting materials by December 1st (recommended)
  • Take the December LSAT (if necessary)


  • Check to be sure application file is complete, including letters of recommendation and Dean’s Certification
  • Complete and file your financial aid applications
  • Send an updated transcript with Fall term grades to LSAC


  • Pay your seat deposit by law school deadline

Last Updated: 10/9/13