Which top 50 law schools interview, and what are their interview formats?


Updated January 2019

**Please note: While this information is as up-to-date as possible, schools may begin interviewing at any time. Also, even for schools that rely heavily on alumni interviewers, they still may use admissions officers from time to time.

  • Yale: No
  • Harvard: Most, by invite (Video chat - Zoom)
  • Stanford: No
  • UChicago: Most, by invite (Skype)
  • Columbia: Many, by invite (Skype)
  • NYU: Few, by invite (especially named scholarship candidates)
  • U Penn: Interviews some ED applicants
  • U Michigan: Interviews for Darrow full scholarship
  • UC Berkeley: No
  • UVA: Most, by invite (Skype or phone)
  • Duke: Rare, by invite
  • Northwestern: All encouraged to interview, by applicant request (3 options: in-person on-campus, in-person alumni interview, or online via Kira; the Kira interview is difficult with 30 seconds to prepare and 1 minute to answer each of 6 questions)
  • Cornell: Most, by invite (recorded Kira interview with ~7 questions, some with video response and some written. For video, 30 seconds to prepare and 1 minute to respond. For written, 5 minutes to answer.)
  • Georgetown: Most, by invite (alumni interview or group interview with Dean Cornblatt)
  • UT Austin: Some, by invite (recorded video via Kira, some with admissions officers)
  • UCLA: Some, by invite
  • Vanderbilt: All encouraged to interview, by applicant request (in-person alumni interview)
  • WUSTL: Some, by invite (Skype or in-person) or by request during campus tours
  • USC: No
  • U Minnesota: No
  • UC Irvine: No
  • Boston University: No
  • Emory: No
  • George Washington: No
  • Notre Dame: Some, by invite (in-person or via phone)
  • Washington and Lee: No, but interviews are offered to wait-listed applicants (in-person during campus visits or via phone)
  • Arizona State: No
  • Boston College: No
  • U Alabama: No
  • U Iowa: No
  • U Wisconsin - Madison: Mostly no, but some international applicants may interview online
  • Indiana U: No
  • Ohio State: No
  • U Georgia: No
  • U Washington: No
  • Wake Forest: Available to all, by applicant request (in-person on campus or via webcam)
  • Fordham: No
  • UC Davis: No
  • U Illinois: No
  • William and Mary: No
  • Brigham Young: No
  • George Mason: No
  • U Arizona: No
  • U Florida: No
  • UNC: No
  • U Colorado: Some, by invite
  • Florida State: No
  • Temple: No
  • U Maryland: No
  • SMU: No
  • U Connecticut: No
  • U Richmond: No