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Law SchoolHow Regular Decisions Are CommunicatedWhen Regular Decisions Will Be CommunicatedURLDate Accessed
Akron School of Law"All decisions are communicated via email. "
"Applicants may be admitted as early as October and as late as August prior to the fall semester in which they wish to begin law studies. Decisions will be made on a continuous basis as files are completed throughout the year. Only completed files will be sent to the admissions committee for decision. In most cases, a file is considered complete when the application form, personal statement, and law school report are received."
Albany Law SchoolContact the Office of Admissions for information. Contact the Office of Admissions for information.
American University Washington College of Law"Decision notifications are sent via e-mail from Admitted students receive their official admissions offer via U.S. mail. You may also check the status of your application at any time by clicking this Check Your Status link."
"General rolling admissions applicants may receive a decision any time between late September and late March. Early Decision applicants should refer to the notification dates listed here. Decisions are made on a regular basis, but not all applicants who applied early in the process receive the first decisions. Our Committee on Admissions may hold your file until we have a sense of that year's applicant pool. Applicants who apply late in the admissions cycle (April - July) typically receive a decision within 2-4 weeks of the date their application is completed."
Appalachian School of Law"The first seat deposit, $200, is due within two weeks of receiving your admissions packet. "
Please contact Law School for more information.
"ASL invites applications, conducts reviews and renders decisions throughout the academic year for the following fall." Please contact Law School for information
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law"Decisions are typically communicated via email and you are encouraged to monitor your junk email folder."
"The admissions committee aims to return decisions within 15 business days from the date the application is marked complete. However, the admissions decision timeframe may increase as we approach the priority application deadline of March 1st."
Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law)"Specific deposit amounts and deadlines are included in your acceptance letter."
"Generally, it can take three to four weeks for the members to review your file and make recommendations for your decision."
Ave Maria School of Law"Mid-December: Ave Maria School of Law sends out the first round of admission decision letters."
"Mid-December: Ave Maria School of Law sends out the first round of admission decision letters."
Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law"Applicants are notified in writing of all decisions pertinent to their applications taken by the Admissions Committee"
"The Committee meets frequently, so decisions are made promptly after receipt of all required admissions documents."
Baylor University Law School"Your online status checker will indicate whether or not a decision has been made. You will receive your admissions decision via the mail."
"The Admissions Committee makes decisions on a rolling basis. We try to make decisions as quickly as possible. If it has been more than 6 weeks since your file was completed, please feel free to contact a member of the admissions team. "
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law — Yeshiva University"Offers of admission are sent to applicants via regular U.S. mail. All other decisions are sent via e-mail."
"Due to the careful assessment of each individual application, the Admissions Committee is unable to guarantee that a decision will be made on an application within a particular time frame."
Boalt Hall - University of California, Berkeley"Once your file is complete, you will receive an email to confirm that your application is under review and instructions on how to access an online status checker to monitor your application's progree and disposition."
"Decision notifications are sent to applicants as decisions are made. For the majority of applicants, this is usually by mid-March. An admitted applicant has several weeks to respond to the offer, but in no case is an applicant required to respond before April 1. "
Boston College Law SchoolAll candidates of the J.D. program will receive email notification of an application status update. All decisions are sent electronically. In addition, candidates who receive an offer of admission will receive a formal welcome packet in the mail. Candidate evaluations and decisions occurs on a rolling bases. Decisions are released weekly beginning November 1. A decision is generally reached within two to four weeks after a file is placed into review status.
Boston University School of LawPlease contact the Law School for more information"The Admissions Committee makes every effort to notify applicants of a decision in a timely fashion. However, since no two applications are exactly the same, there is no guaranteed timeline for you to receive a decision. Please be assured that the Admissions Committee reviews each application in its entirety."
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolNot Found"Applicants Meeting Priority Deadline Notified of Decision- April 6, 2018"
Brooklyn Law SchoolNot Found"Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis beginning in the fall. The Admissions Office continues to review applications as they become complete and until the class is full, or until the start of classes in August."
California Western School of Law"All decisions are disseminated electronically."
"Applicant files are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, decisions are made when the file is complete...Review begins in late December for the fall class and mid September for the spring class."
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawNot Found"Campbell Law will notify early-decision candidates about their status no later than December 15. Some early-decision candidates may be held for review in the regular cycle. Candidates who are held for consideration in the regular cycle will no longer be bound by the terms of the early-decision agreement."
Capital University Law School"Once we've made a decision on your file, you will be through the mail." (transcribed from video)"And this entire process takes about 4 weeks before you receive a decision from us." (transcribed from video)
Case Western Reserve University School of LawNot Found"Beginning in January, we take action on your applications. We have a rolling admissions policy; that is, as decisions are made, you are notified. We make most admission decisions between January 1 and May 1, at which time we may establish a waiting list. As vacancies occur up to the date of registration, we draw the best-qualified candidates from the waiting list."
Catholic University of America Columbus School of LawNot Found"All applicants who have completed application files by December 1st will receive a decision before the New Year."
Chapman University School of Law"...has been mailed."
"Applicants will usually receive a decision, within eight to ten weeks after the file is complete and has been reviewed by the Admission Committee. The review of applications typically begins in December for the fall entering class and continues until the class is full." 4/13/2020
Charleston School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Charlotte School of Law"The Charlotte School of Law (CSL) completed its last day of instruction on August 10, 2017 and closed on August 11, 2017. If you need information from CSL, please use the list and links below. Thank you."
"The Charlotte School of Law (CSL) completed its last day of instruction on August 10, 2017 and closed on August 11, 2017. If you need information from CSL, please use the list and links below. Thank you."
Chicago-Kent College of Law "Admissions decisions are announced in writing only and will be released both online through ASO and by email beginning November 1."
"Decisions on completed applications may be made in as short a period as two weeks or as long a period as several months. The period of time varies according to the total number of applications received, when in the admissions cycle the file is completed, and the time required to review an applicant's qualifications and evaluate them on their own merit and in comparison to the rest of the applicant pool."
City University of New York School of Law at Queens CollegeNot Found"Application decisions may be made on or before July 15; this timeline may be subject to change at the discretion of the Admissions Committee."
Cleveland State University Cleveland - Marshall College of LawNot FoundNot Found
Columbia University Law SchoolNot Found"As a general matter, applications are evaluated on a rolling basis in the order in which they are completed. Typically, the Admissions Committee begins rendering Regular decisions in late January and continues to release decisions through the end of April. Early Decision candidates are generally notified of their decisions in December."
Concordia University School of LawNot Found"Once we receive your completed application, we do our best to make a decision as quickly as possible -- usually within two weeks."
Cornell University Law School"The online status checker allows you to check your status at any time during the application process."
"Regular decision notifications will be released by mid April."
Creighton University School of LawNot Found"The Admissions Committee will begin considering applications in October and notify you as soon as a decision is made. The Committee may defer making a final decision until later in the admissions process, placing you on the Hold List or Alternate List. Filing your application early does not guarantee an early decision."
Delaware Law School, Widener University"Check your application status at any time throughout the application process. Because our process is paperless, and in an effort to be environmentally conscious, we no longer mail decision letters."Not Found 4/15/2020
DePaul College of Law"You will receive email notification of the Committee's decision within 3-4 weeks. "
""You will receive email notification of the Committee's decision within 3-4 weeks. "
Drake University Law School"After Drake Law School has received your application from LSAC, you will receive an email with a username and password to access the status of your application online."
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Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of LawNot Found"We use a "modified rolling admissions" process and usually begin receiving applications in October. However, the admissions committee does not usually begin the file review process until the end of our travel season in December. While some decisions may roll out earlier, most of our admissions decisions will be made when the bulk of the applications are received."
Duke University School of LawNot Found"If you apply by our February 15 deadline, you should receive a decision by the end of April. Beyond that, it's hard to give a specific estimate. We use a rolling admissions process, reviewing applications as they are received and sending decisions when we have made them (rather than waiting until one notification date as many colleges do). We encourage early applications, and some of these applicants may receive early decisions. However, it takes us some time to get a full sense of the applicant pool each year, and some early applications may be reviewed once and held for further consideration later in the cycle."
Duquesne University School of LawNot Found"Decisions can take 6-8 weeks from the time an application becomes complete. "
Elon University School of LawNot found
"Applicants whose credentials fall squarely within the school’s ranges for admission or denial of admission will likely receive a decision within two to six weeks after their application is completed. Applicants whose credentials do not fall squarely within these ranges, but whose applications are competitive for admission, may be held for further review. The Admissions Committee makes every effort to announce its decision on completed applications within a reasonable time."
Emory University School of Law"Decision letters are mailed out as they are made. We do not give decisions over the phone."
"Most decision letters will be sent by April 1st."
Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of LawNot FoundNot found
Florida A&M University College of LawNot Found"Application files will not reviewed until the file is complete. Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis after all required materials have been received."
Florida Coastal School of Law"Students can check their applications status online through the admissions process. The Admissions Committee does not release information about the reason for their decision."
"Florida Coastal School of Law enrolls on a rolling admissions basis."
Florida International University LawNot Found"Completed applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning September 10, 2019."
Florida State University College of LawNot Found"Decisions are made on a rolling basis and priority consideration is given to the strongest applications submitted by the priority deadline of March 15, 2020. Applications completed after March 15, 2020 but by the final deadline of July 31, 2020 may not receive a timely decision."
Fordham University School of LawNot Found"Once an application becomes complete, an applicant will receive a decision approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion date."
University of New Hampshire School of Law"You may check your status online, and we will notify you via e-mail during the process; please keep our e-mail ( in your address book, and apprise us of any changes in your contact information.""Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee within approximately 4-6 weeks after completion (receipt of application, recommendations, transcript, essays, resume, certification, application fee, and LSAT score)."
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law SchoolNot found"We will make decisions on a rolling basis beginning in late December and continuing into May, June and July -- until we complete the admissions process...many applicants will not receive a final decision until well after the April 1 application deadline."
George Washington University Law SchoolNot Found"The Law School tried to get decisions for the regular admissions process out as quickly as possible. Applicants should expect to receive a decisions from the Law School within eight weeks of the date on which their files are complete."

"Regular admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis between November and May. "
Georgetown Law Center" your acceptance letter the division to which you have been admitted."
"Candidates will be notified as soon as decisions are reached, usually eight to twelve weeks after your file is complete with all supporting documentation. However, it depends upon the volume of applications received. If your file is complete by March 1st, every attempt will be made to send a decision by mid April."
Georgia State University Colege of Law"We will notify you by email once your application has been received. This message will include your login credentials to monitor your status via the Applicant Status Online system."
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Golden Gate University School of Law"Final admissions decisions will be available for applicants via the online status checker."
"A decision is typically rendered four to six weeks after an application has been forwarded to the Committee."
Gonzaga University School of Law"When a final decisions has been made, the status checker will say "Decisions Mailed." Gonzaga Law will not give out final decisions via the status checker, phone, e-mail, or any method other than direct mail."
"Review time can vary greatly depending on the time of year and on the application. Typically, it can take anywhere between 6 and 8 weeks but this is not a guarantee."
Mitchell Hamline School of Law"The Office of Admissions will inform every applicant via email when his or her application has been received and provide a login to check the status of an application to see whether it is complete"
"The Admissions Committee will typically render a decisions on an apllication four to six weeks from when it becomes complete."
Harvard University Law School"Admissions decisions are provided through the status checker as well and applicants will be emailed when electronic decisions become available. "
"Decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means you can expect a decision anytime between December and May."
Hofstra University, School of Law"Hofstra Law releases application decisions in two forms, formal and electronic. Applicants may elect to view the decision of their application via the online status checkers, accessible through our web site. In addition to the online status checker, the Office of Enrollment Management will send a formal letter to the applicant's permanent address on file."
"Regular applications are also considered on a rolling basis and candidates should be notified within 6 to 8 weeks from the completion (not submission) of the application."
Howard University School of Law"Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification that his or her file is complete. Once that notification is sent, an applicant can anticipate a decision or update (i.e., an ADMIT, DENY or WAITLIST) approximately eight weeks from that date."
"Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification that his or her file is complete. Once that notification is sent, an applicant can anticipate a decision or update (i.e., an ADMIT, DENY or WAITLIST) approximately eight weeks from that date."
Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law - Maurer School of LawNot found "With our rolling admissions policy, we accept applications from September 1st through early August. the admissions committee extends most offers of admission between December and April. In the past, we have accepted applicants as late as July or August. Some applicants may be placed on a wait list. Decisions to admit an applicants from the wait list can be made at any time, even as late as July or August."
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law"Most correspondence between the Office of Admissions and applicants is done via email. There may also be some telephone calls and mail."
"Early Decision Program applicants are notified of a decision by the end of December. All other applications are reviewed starting in October. If applications are complete by March 1, applicants will have decisions by the beginning of May. Applications completed after March 1 will receive decisions as soon as we receive decisions from the admissions committee, which is usually a 4 week turnaround time from completion to decision."
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of LawPlease contact the Law School for more informationPlease contact the Law School for more information
John Marshall Law SchoolNot Found"The John Marshall Law School operates on a rolling admission policy. The Office of Admission continues to review applications until the entering class is full. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if space is available."
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta"Applicants are notified of a decision via email. Under no circumstances will a decision be given over the phone. However, applicants are able to see their most up-to-date status online, including any correspondence that has been mailed or emailed."
"Once the Admissions Committee begins meeting, all J.D. applications are considered in the order they are completed. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner your application is received and completed, the sooner you can be considered by the committee."
Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law"We will keep you informed throughout the process and will notify you of the final decision on your application."
"Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner your application is received and completed, the sooner you can be considered by the committee."
Liberty University School of Law"Monitor your application’s progress with the Applicant Status Online (ASO) checker. You will receive your username and password for the ASO checker by email. If you do not receive these, or if you need assistance with your account, please notify the Office of Admissions."
"After your file is complete, you will receive a decision regarding admission in approximately 2-3 weeks. If you do not receive an email notification within four weeks of your application completion date, please contact us."
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law CenterNot found."Yes, we offer rolling admissions. We begin mailing decisions in late fall."
Loyola Law School - Los AngelesNot found."The Early Decision program is a binding program that allows candidates to apply early and receive a decision from the Admissions Committee by December 31, 2019."
Loyola University - New Orleans College of LawNot Found"A decision will be rendered 2-3 weeks after your file has been completed, unless
additional information or evaluation is required by the Admissions Committee."
Loyola University-Chicago School of Law"All admission decisions will be sent by email."
"Once you submit an application, you can check the status of your application online."......"The Admission Committee begins reviewing applications in late December. We release the first round of decisions in early January and then on a rolling basis, based on file completion date."
Marquette University Law School"Please know that all decisions are mailed via USPS; decisions are not relayed via ASO."
"ASO will reflect for you the approximate timing for the review of your application. "
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of LawNot Found"Acceptance and scholarship decisions begin in December. "
Michigan State University College of Law"MSU Law provides updates on your application via the application status checker. Once a final decision has been made on your file, you will receive an email."
"Applications for admission are reviewed on a “rolling admissions” basis beginning in early October and continuing through late spring. Applications generally are reviewed according to the date they are complete with all supporting materials. Admission is only granted for fall start."
Mississippi College School of Law"...your acceptance letter"
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New England Law | Boston"Completed applications for the fall are reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in December. Most applicants can expect a decision within four to eight weeks of submission of their completed application."
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New York Law School "In addition, all decisions will be communicated through our online status checker."
"Applicants who submit applications after the April 1, 2020 priority consideration deadline will be actively considered for admission and merit scholarship as space allows."
New York University School of Law"The Office of Admissions does not release any information except to the applicant and does not give admission decisions by e-mail, telephone, or fax."
"There is no way to predict an exact date on which a candidate will receive a decision."
North Carolina Central University School of Law"The School of Law communicates with applicants primarily by mail and email. "
"Final decisions generally take up to six weeks after a file is complete."
Northeastern University School of LawJD Applicants will receive an email notification when their admissions decision has become available on the application status checker.
Apply Early Decision by December 1, receive a decision by the end of December.

Apply Early Action by December 1, receive a decision by mid-February

Apply by March 1, receive a decision by mid-April.
Northern Illinois University College of Law"All decisions will be automatically updated via the online status checker. Additionally, you will be mailed a copy of your decision letter."
"Once complete, your file is first reviewed by the Director of Admission & Financial Aid and then it normally goes to the Admissions Committee. The review process can take anywhere from four to six weeks."
Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law"The Office of Admissions sent you an email when you submitted your application online via LSAC. The email sender would be and you may need to check your SPAM/junk folder. The email contains your login credentials to check your application status."
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Northwestern University School of Law"Once a decision on your application has been made, you will receive an e-mail notification. At that point, you can login below to download your decision letter. You can also update your current address through the Decision Letter Delivery System."
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Notre Dame Law SchoolNot Found"Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late-October. The Admissions Committee typically issues the first decision letters beginning in early-December."
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law CenterNot FoundNot Found
Ohio Northern University-Claude W. Pettit College of LawNot found "We make every effort to be in contact with all applicants within 3-5 weeks of applying, but this is not necessarily a final decision. We typically begin applicant review December 1st."
Oklahoma City University School of Law"Admitted students are formally notified by U.S. Mail, which will include a form to reserve your seat in the class and accept any awarded scholarship."
"Admissions decisions are typically made within two to four weeks after we receive an applicant’s completed file."
Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of LawNot Found"Applications will be considered after the deadlines on a Rolling Admissions basis."
Pacific McGeorge School of LawNot Found"Applicants are advised to apply early as admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and seats are limited. Decisions may be rendered anywhere between six to 10 weeks from the date an application is complete. "
Pepperdine University School of Law"You will be notified of your decision via email."
"We admit students on a rolling basis, with most decisions made between December and June."
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law — Puerto Rico"The Admissions Office has a mail notification system designed to keep the applicant informed of the progress of their application."
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Quinnipiac University School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Regent University School of Law"Applicants will receive a letter of decision"
"Typically, the admissions office begins reviewing applications for fall admission in late December. The committee admits on a "rolling" basis. Once the committee convenes, applicants should receive a letter of decision within approximately three weeks from the time the file is complete."
Roger Williams"Applicants are notified promptly by U.S. Mail when a decision has been reached."
"The Admissions Committee releases decisions from December through July of each year. Most decisions are mailed in March and April, or, for applications submitted late in the process, 6 - 8 weeks after file completion. "
Rutgers University, Camden School of LawNot Found"Applications are initially reviewed in the order in which they are completed. Some applications receive an immediate decision; others are held for further review later in the cycle."
Rutgers University, Newark School of LawNot Found"Applications are initially reviewed in the order in which they are completed. Some applications receive an immediate decision; others are held for further review later in the cycle."
Saint Louis University School of LawNot Found"The School of Law reviews applications on a rolling basis. We begin to review completed applications in late November and the first round of decisions will be made in December. Because we admit students on a rolling basis, the earlier in the process that you apply, the more spots are available in the fall class. "
Samford University Cumberland School of Law
Notification of the committee's decision will be mailed and emailed to the applicant.
"Applications can be submitted between September 1 and June 1. Since admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application, recommendations and all supplemental documents by the priority deadline, as this will expedite the review of their application and give them greater opportunity to be considered for scholarship assistance" ​
"Typically, once an application is complete, an applicant will receive a decision in approximately one month.”
Santa Clara University School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Seattle University School of Law"All decision letters, with the exception of offers of admission, will be sent via e-mail. "
"Information will be updated on a regular basis. Please note that it can take up to two weeks for your file to complete based on the timing of the arrival of your CAS report and other materials."
Seton Hall Law SchoolNot FoundNot Found
South Texas College of LawNot Found"However, the majority of decisions are made following the application deadline."