JD Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs: About the Law School

Just learning about the Law School? Here is some basic information to get you started.

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FAQs: Application Materials

Please visit this page before you begin the application process. Remember to get started early!

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FAQs: Admissions Process

Here are the answers to some important questions about the admissions process.

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FAQs: Application Components

Working on your application? We'd love to help. We get literally thousands of questions each year on the various parts of the application. Here are some of the most frequent questions.

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FAQs: Binding Early Decision

Is the University of Chicago Law School your first choice? If so, consider applying Early Decision and receive a decision before the end of the year. 

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FAQs: 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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FAQs: 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. Read here for more information about applying to the Law School as a transfer student.

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FAQs: Academic Program and Curriculum

Read more to get an introduction to our academic culture and philosophy.

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FAQs: Student Life Basics

Here are some of the basics on student life at the University of Chicago Law School.

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FAQs: The Quarter System

The University of Chicago Law School is one of the few law schools on the quarter system and prospective students often have questions about it. Learn more about the quarter system here.

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