JD Program

Admissions Process Timeline

A timeline of the admissions process with important dates for applicants to the University of Chicago Law School.

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Apply to the JD Program

Each year, we seek to create a community from among the best, brightest, and most academically oriented law school applicants. We are seeking students who are intellectually curious, lively, collegial, and rigorous in their academic approach.

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JD Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the application process and the Law School.

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Admissions Interviewing Program

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to include an interviewing component as part of the Law School's holistic review process. Read here for more information about the interviewing program.

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Application Fee Waivers

The Law School is happy to honor LSAC need-based fee waivers. Please keep reading to learn more about our fee waiver policy.

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Checking Application Status and Decision Notification

Please use our Online Status Checker to monitor the status of your application. Read this section to learn more about the timing of the admissions process and our notification procedures.

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Information for International Students

Each year the Law School receives a number of inquiries from prospective international students regarding opportunities at the Law School. The Law School offers a three-year J.D. program, a one-year LL.M. program, and a J.S.D. program for graduates of a U.S. LL.M. program who wish to write a dissertation supervised by a member of our faculty.

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Teach for America Partnership

The University of Chicago Law School and Teach For America seek highly talented, diverse individuals to lead the efforts confronting some of our country's most pressing social issues.

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Visiting Students

Visiting students may spend all or a portion of their third academic year of law school at Chicago.

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Transfer Students

Each year the Law School considers applications from students at other law schools who request to transfer to the University of Chicago for their second and third years of law school.

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