February 15th, 2011
Mission Admission is a series of JD admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday.
We at jdMission are strong advocates of taking advantage of the rolling admission process used by most law schools (Yale Law being an exception). The period from September to November is your greatest window of opportunity to secure a seat at your law school of choice. Many law schools start accepting applications on September 1. We believe that ideally, you should submit your completed applications by mid-October (or earlier, of course) and encourage you to do so.
Bearing this in mind, taking your LSAT in June of the same year is ideal, so that you will be able to submit your score to your chosen law schools with time to spare. In addition, this allows you the opportunity, if you so choose, to take the LSAT again in September or October of the same year and get your new scores to the school within this window. (Keep in mind that you are only allowed to take the LSAT three times within any two-year period.) Your next opportunity to take the LSAT in December or February will not allow you to get your scores in before the admissions window closes.
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