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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 SchoolNot FoundNot Found
American University Washington College of Law"We shall notify you in writing of a final decision on your application as soon as it is made.""Decisions are made on a weekly basis late October –-May. Not all applicants who applied early in the process will receive the first decisions. If your academic record places you towards the middle of our applicant pool, our admissions committee may hold your file to compare it with more of our applicants."
Appalachian School of Law"Admitted students will receive a letter informing them of their acceptance and requesting that a $200 seat deposit be submitted either (1) two weeks after receiving their acceptance letter or (2) by April 1, whichever occurs later."Not Found.
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawNot Found"Application Process - Special Admission - O'Connor Merit Scholars Program (Binding):
These applicants receive the best consideration and are given priority review in our rolling admissions process. Applicants admitted to the O'Connor Merit Scholars program will be awarded a generous merit scholarship. Applicants will also receive a decision (admit, deny, or hold) within 14 days of application completion. Applicants put on hold will move into the regular admissions process.
Early Admission (Non-Binding
All non-binding early admission applicants will receive a decision (admit, deny, or hold) within 21 days of application completion. Applications put on hold will move into the regular admissions process.
Regular Admissio
n: Not found."
Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law)"Specific deposit amounts and deadlines are included in your acceptance letter.""Once we receive all necessary documents, your application will go into committee review. At Arizona Summit Law School, the admissions committee comprises the Director of Admissions and select members of the faculty. 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.""The Admissions Committee evaluates applications for admission on a "rolling admissions" basis beginning in early November, with most admission decisions being rendered within six weeks of the date that the application form and all supporting materials are received by the Office of Admissions."
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.""If you have a completed application by November 1, we will render a decision by January. Early decision is non-binding.

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, feel free to check with the Admissions Committee."
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 LawNot Found"...So while we try to provide decisions as soon as we can, the time required for each application varies. Applicants who complete their applications by February 1, 2017 will receive a decision by early April 2017."
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolNot Found"Applicants Meeting Priority Deadline Notified of Decision- April 14, 2017"
Brooklyn Law School"All applicants are sent an e-mail with a decision. Admitted students also receive a formal letter of admission sent by postal mail. We do not announce decisions over the phone.""Our modified rolling admission process favors early applicants. Applications completed by February 1 are given first priority. Nevertheless, some candidates who apply after February 1 are offered admission later in the application year. The Admissions Committee begins making decisions in mid-December and continues to do so on a weekly basis through the summer, until all final decisions have been rendered."
California Western School of Law"All decisions are disseminated electronically.""Review begins in late December for the fall class and mid September for the spring class."
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawNot FoundNot Found
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 the 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. "
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law"When a decision has been made on your file, you will receive an email from our office notifying you of such. All decisions will be posted online via your application status page." "The "turnaround" time for an admissions decision depends heavily on when the application was submitted. Once a file has been submitted to the committee for review, a decision is usually rendered within 4-6 weeks. As our application volume increases, so does the turnaround time."
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."
Charleston School of LawNot FoundNot Found
Charlotte School of LawNot FoundNot Found
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 June 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"Candidates who have completed their applications by the end of December may expect to be notified by March. Every effort is made to notify all applicants of their decision by the end of April, provided that their files are completed by February 15—Columbia’s application deadline for regular admission to the J.D. program."
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 SchoolNot Found"WHAT IS BINDING EARLY DECISION?

Cornell's Binding Early Decision application process is for anyone who knows for sure that Cornell Law School is the school they most want to attend. In order to apply through the Binding Early Decision process, you must:

Submit a complete application by November 1 for Round I, and by January 8 for Round II.
We will send out our decisions no later December 31for Round I, and February 28 for Round II

Regular decisi
on decisions will be available by early-to-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. "
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
DePaul College of Law"Please use Applicant Status Online (ASO) to monitor the progress of your application through our admissions process.""You will receive email notification of the Committee's decision within 3-4 weeks. If yoy do not receive an email notification of the Committee's decision within the 4 weeks of the date of completion of your application file, please contact the Office of Admissions at" Until then, you are welcome to check your status on the onlin status checker."
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.""The priority application deadline for admission and scholarships is April 1. However, applications are accepted and reviewed after this date as space permits."
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"There is an exception to the rolling admissions policy for binding Early Decision applicants. Early Decision applications are due December 15 and all Early Decision applicants will receive a decision no later than December 31. Early Decision applicants will receive decisions before applicants who applied through regular rolling admission.

Regular Decision: Not Found"
Elon University School of LawNot found
"Generally, applications are considered in the order that they are completed, so early applications are encouraged. 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.""The committee begins making decisions in February...Most students will receive their decisions prior to April 1."
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 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 1, 2016." updated.
Florida State University College of LawNot Found"Applications are evaluated from October through July by the admissions committee. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and priority consideration is given to the strongest applications submitted by the priority deadline of March 15, 2017. Applications completed after March 15, 2017 but by the final deadline of July 15, 2017 may not receive a timely decision and limit the opportunity for scholarship consideration. Applications completed by the priority deadline of March 15, 2017 will receive a decision by March 31, 2017. applications completed after the deadline will receive a decision by July 31, 2017 at the latest."
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
Early Decision Program:
The application deadline for Early Decision applicants is January 15 and students must have taken the LSAT by December. Decisions will be made by January 31.
Regular Decision:
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.
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."
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." Not Found
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 LawYou will have a decision on your online applicant status webpage and receive an email decision. Please check your spam and junk mail. "The Admissions Committee will typically render a decisions on an apllication four to six weeks from when it becomes complete."
Harvard University Law School"The Admissions Office cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application or an admissions decision via the telephone or email. As described in the application materials, we provide periodic status updates to applicants via email and an online status check and admissions decisions are provided via email. If you are a current applicant, please refer to the "application acknowledgment" or "application complete" emails for details.""We have a rolling admission process. We review applications roughly in the order that they become complete (when all required materials have been received and processed), and decisions are made on a rolling basis."
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. ""Howard operates a “Rolling Admissions” program. This means that decisions are made on a continuous basis, once an application is complete and until the class is filled. Once that notification is sent, an applicant can anticipate a decision
(i.e., an ADMIT, DENY or WAITLIST) approximately eight weeks from that
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 LawIn SpanishIn Spanish
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, 2016."
Loyola University - New Orleans College of Law"The status of your application through the application process may be checked online at: User name and password will be emailed to all applicants within approximately 2 weeks after receipt of the application in the Admissions Office.""The time spent in reviewing applications is considerable. Hence, the applicant must anticipate delay in being advised of the final status decision."
Loyola University-Chicago School of Law"email""If your file is complete by January 15th, you will be notified by February 15th of a decision by email. If your file is complete after January 15th, you will be notified of a decision within 2-4 weeks of submitting your application, as long as no application documents are missing. You can also check your application status online."
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"...admission decision letters...""November 20- Admission Office communicates first round of admission decisions
April 1-15- Offers of admission extended to waitlisted candidates"
Mississippi College School of Law"Applicants are notified of the admissions committee's decision by letter.""The MC Law admissions committee begins reviewing completed applications in November and makes decisions on a rolling basis."
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."Not found
New York Law School "In addition, all decisions will be communicated through our online status checker.""Appliants who submit applications after the April 1, 2017 priority consideration deadline will be activiely consdiered for admission and merit scholarsip 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.""A holistic approach to the review of applications requires an extraordinary amount of care, and thus a significant amount of time. 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 approximately six to eight weeks after a file is complete. However, mid-range applicant decisions, applicants who have been recommended for the law school’s Performance Based Admissions Program (PBAP), or who have criminal, civil liability, or misconduct notations on their applications generally take longer. Applicants who apply late in the admissions cycle, PBAP participants, wait-listed applicants, and transfer and visiting student applicants may not receive a final decision until July. "
Northeastern University School of Law"Applicants will receive an email notification when their admissions decision has become available on the application status checker. Applicants who require a paper (hard) copy of their admissions decision should contact the Office of Admissions at (617) 373-2395Call: (617) 373-2395 for assistance.""Apply by November 15, receive a decision by mid-to-late January

If you submit your application by November 15, your decision will be posted on your application status checker by January 15. You will be notified via email when your decision is available. At this point in the process, the Admissions Committee may decide to admit, deny, waitlist, or defer you to the regular application pool. A deferral is not an indication of any particular decision later in the process. If you are deferred, you will be notified via email when your final decision — admit, deny, or waitlist — is updated on your application status checker by April 15.

Apply by March 1, receive a decision by mid-to-late April

You will be notified via email when your decision is posted on your application status checker by April 15 (assuming you met the priority deadline of March 1). You may be admitted, denied, or placed on the waitlist. Applications received after our March 1 deadline will not be given priority, and we cannot guarantee a decision date."
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"Decision (Accept or Denied)
Your application has been reviewed and you will be informed via email on the decision. If accepted, you will also receive a phone call and official letter of acceptance."
"As a general guideline, the entire review process – from the completion of your application to a decision – takes approximately two to five weeks. Please note that at different points in the admissions cycle, this timeline may vary slightly."
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."Not Found
Notre Dame Law SchoolNot Found"Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late-October."
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"If you are selected for admission, you will receive written notification via U.S. Mail...""While many applicants receive a decision almost immediately, decisions generally take approximately four to six weeks upon receipt of your 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 LawNot found. "Applicants are notified on a rolling admission basis and applications are reviewed in the order that they are complete, not the order that they are submitted."
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law — Puerto RicoIn SpanishIn Spanish
Quinnipiac University School of LawNot Found"An attempt is made to review applicants’ files as soon as they are complete and to notify applicants of the Faculty Admissions Committee’s decision as soon as possible."
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. ""In order to keep you up to date on the most current information regarding your file, you may check the status of your application through LSAC. 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."