Top 50 Law School Application Opening Dates for the 2020-2021 Cycle


Please note, these are the dates that the applications become available on LSAC for applicants to peruse and begin to prepare school-specific essays, not when they can be submitted (though for many schools this is the same date).

Organized by School:

  • Yale: September 1
  • Stanford: September 15
  • Harvard: September 15
  • University of Chicago: September 1
  • Columbia: September 1
  • NYU: September 1
  • UPenn: September 1
  • UVA: September 1
  • UC Berkeley: September 1
  • U Michigan: August 1
  • Northwestern: September 1
  • Duke: September 1
  • Cornell: September 1
  • Georgetown: September 15
  • UCLA: September 1
  • UT Austin: September 1
  • WUSTL: September 1
  • USC: September 1
  • Vanderbilt: September 1
  • Boston U: September 1
  • U Minnesota: September 1
  • Notre Dame: September 1
  • GWU: September 1
  • Arizona State: August 10
  • Emory: August 20
  • U Florida: September 1
  • UC Irvine: September 1
  • Fordham: September 15
  • U Iowa: September 1
  • UNC: October 1
  • U Alabama: September 1
  • Boston College: September 15
  • UGA: September 1
  • U Illinois: September 1
  • Washington & Lee: August 24
  • William & Mary: September 1
  • BYU: September 7
  • UC Davis: September 1
  • Indiana U–Bloomington: August 13
  • Ohio State: September 15
  • U Wisconsin: September 1
  • George Mason: September 1
  • Wake Forest: September 1
  • U Washington: October 1
  • U Utah: September 1
  • U Colorado: October 1
  • U Arizona: September 26
  • U Maryland: September 1
  • Pepperdine: September 1
  • Baylor: July 1
  • UConn: September 1
  • FSU: September 1

Organized by Date:

July 1

  • Baylor

August 1

  • U Michigan

August 10

  • Arizona State

August 13

  • Indiana U–Bloomington

August 20

  • Emory

August 24

  • Washington & Lee

September 1

  • Yale
  • U Chicago
  • Columbia
  • NYU
  • UPenn
  • UVA
  • UC Berkeley
  • Northwestern
  • Duke
  • Cornell
  • UCLA
  • UT Austin
  • WUSTL
  • USC
  • Vanderbilt
  • Boston University
  • U Minnesota
  • Notre Dame
  • GWU
  • U Florida
  • UC Irvine
  • U Iowa
  • U Alabama
  • UGA
  • U Illinois
  • William & Mary
  • UC Davis
  • U Wisconsin
  • George Mason
  • Wake Forest
  • U Utah
  • U Maryland
  • Pepperdine
  • UConn
  • Florida State

September 7

  • BYU

September 15

  • Stanford
  • Harvard
  • Georgetown
  • Fordham
  • Boston College
  • Ohio State

September 26

  • University of Arizona

October 1

  • UNC
  • U Washington
  • U Colorado