Apply Regular Decision

Applying Regular Decision

The Law School will begin accepting Regular Decision applications on August 15. All applicants must apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Flexible Application, which is fully accessible to the visually impaired. Disabled applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should contact the Admissions Office at 773-702-9484 or email admissions@law.uchicago.edu with their request.

Regular Decision Application

There is one application for all applicants to the JD program. The Law School must receive your Regular Decision application by February 1. The Law School has a paperless admissions process and all materials must be submitted electronically; we will discard all paper materials sent directly to the Admissions Office.

Please review the Application Instructions on LSAC's website before beginning your application. LSAC only sends the application to the Law School when they have received and processed all required materials. The Admissions Office will not consider your application complete until we have received all required application materials from LSAC, including your LSAT score.

The Admissions Office will notify you by email when your application has been received and when it is considered complete. Please make sure that you provide your email address accurately to LSAC and to adjust your spam filters; email is our primary method of communication with you.

Regular Decision Timing

The Admissions Committee will not begin evaluating your application until it is complete. We will evaluate all completed Regular Decision applications and issue decisions on a rolling basis until all applications have received an initial decision. Because the Admissions Committee reads files in the order that they are completed, it is in your best interest to apply early in the cycle well in advance of the February 1 application deadline. Please note that the order in which your file is considered depends on your completion date (the date that we have processed your application and marked it complete). Although the Law School will continue to accept and evaluate applications after the February 1 deadline and applicants taking the February or June LSAT may still apply, space will be limited at that time (though, on occasion, we have accepted outstanding applicants into the summer).

Make sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the admissions process and the various components of our application.