Top 50 Law School Application Opening Dates for the 2019-2020 Cycle


*Please note, schools can change these dates, and it is possible that when we called to ask them that they gave us the dates applications become available to fill out on the LSAC website rather than when applications are accepted (although we were very careful to clearly articulate what we were asking about) — but this should be highly accurate to the extent we can control it.

Also please note that several schools told us that they had not yet decided on an exact date that they will be accepting applications. We will check back and fill these in as they become available, but estimates from the admissions offices are below. Additionally, you can browse last year's dates for reference.

Organized by School:

Yale — October 1
Stanford — late August
Harvard - September 16
Chicago — September 1
Columbia — September 1
NYU — September 1
Penn — September 1
UVA — September 1
Michigan — September 1
UC Berkeley — TBD - September 1 last year
Duke — September 1
Northwestern — September 1
Cornell — September 1
Georgetown — mid-September
UCLA — early September
UT Austin — September 1
USC — September 1
Vanderbilt — September 1
WUSTL — September 1
Minnesota — September 1
Notre Dame — September 1
GWU — September 1
Boston U — September 1
UC Irvine — September 1
Alabama — September 1
Emory — August 15
Boston College — September 15
Georgia — September 1
Iowa — September 1
Arizona State — mid August
UC Davis — September 1
Florida — September 1
Wake Forest — ED on September 1 and Regular October 1
UNC — October 1
IU Bloomington — September 1
Ohio State — September 15
Wisconsin — September 1
Washington and Lee — August 22
William and Mary - September 1
Fordham — September 15
Arizona — September 1
Illinois — September 1
BYU — September 3
U Washington — October 1
Colorado — Early October
George Mason — September 1
Utah - September 1
Florida State — mid-September
Temple — September 15
Baylor — July 1

Organized by Date:

July 1

  • Baylor

August 15

  • Emory

Mid-August

  • Arizona State

  • August 22

  • Washington and Lee

Late-August

  • Stanford

September 1

  • Chicago
  • Columbia
  • NYU
  • Penn
  • Michigan
  • Berkeley
  • UVA
  • Duke
  • Northwestern
  • Cornell
  • UT Austin
  • Vanderbilt
  • WUSTL
  • USC
  • UCIrvine
  • Minnesota
  • Notre Dame
  • GW
  • BU
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • UC Davis
  • Florida
  • IU Bloomington
  • Wisconsin
  • William & Mary
  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • George Mason
  • Wake Forrest * ED only
  • Utah

September 3

  • BYU

Early September

  • UCLA

September 15

  • Boston College
  • Ohio State
  • Fordham
  • Temple

September 16

  • Harvard

Mid_September

  • Georgetown
  • Florida State

October 1

  • Yale
  • UNC
  • U Washington
  • Wake Forrest * Regular application

Early October

  • Colorado

TBA

  • Stanford (late August last year)
  • UC Berkeley (Sept 6 last year)
  • USC (Sept 1 last year)
  • UC Irvine (Sept 1 last year)
  • BYU (Sept 15 last year)
  • Utah (Sept 1 last year)