Law School Decision Dates 2018

Note: all decision dates should be taken loosely, as they are subject to change due to year and the amount of applications received in that year.
 
Rank Law School Decision Dates State City
1 Yale University Rolling Admissions: April 10th – 30th CT New Haven
2 Stanford University Rolling Admissions: time application completed – April 30th CA Stanford
3 Harvard University Rolling Admissions: December – May 1st MA Cambridge
4 University of Chicago Early Decision: late December
Rolling Admissions: January – March
IL Chicago
5 Columbia University Early Decision: late December
Regular (Early App) Decision: late March
Regular Decision: late April
NY New York
6 New York University Early Decision: late December
Regular Decision: late April
NY New York
7 University of Pennsylvania Early Decision: December 31st & January 31st
Regular Decision: December – mid-May
PA Philadelphia
8 University of Michigan — Ann Arbor Early Decision I: December 1st
Early Decision II: January 15th
Rolling Admissions: within 10 weeks after file completion
MI Ann Arbor
8 University of Virginia Apps completed March 4th: April 15th
Apps completed after March 4th: September – March
VA Charlottesville
10 Duke University Early Decision I: December 31st
Early Decision II: January 31st
Regular Decision: mid-September – late July
NC Durham
10 Northwestern University Early Decision: early January
Rolling Admissions: late December – late July
IL Chicago
12 University of California — Berkeley Early Decision: Dec 3rd
Regular Decision: mid-March
CA Berkeley
13 Cornell University Early Decision I: December 31st
Early Decision II: February 28th
Regular Decision: mid-April
NY Ithaca
14 University of Texas —Austin Early Decision: late January
Regular Decision: late April
TX Austin
15 Georgetown University Early Decision: mid to late February
Rolling Admissions: February – August
DC Washington
15 University of California—Los Angeles Early Decision: December
Regular Decision: late April
CA Los Angeles
17 Vanderbilt University Rolling Admissions: September – August TN Nashville
18 Washington University at St. Louis Early Decision: late February
Rolling Admissions: September – July (2 weeks after application completed)
MO St. Louis
19 University of Southern California (Gould) Rolling Admissions: December – mid-August CA Los Angeles
20 University of Iowa Rolling Admissions: early November – early August IA Iowa City
20 University of Notre Dame Early Decision: late December
Regular Decision: early - mid December
IN Notre Dame
22 Emory University Early Decision: mid March
Regular Decision: February – April 1st
GA Atlanta
23 Boston University Binding Decision: Dec 21st & Jan 31st
Regular Decision: late August – late April
MA Boston
23 University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Early Decision: January 31st
Regular Decision: late November – late January
MN Minneapolis
25 Arizona State University (O’Connor) Early Decision: early January
Regular Decision: mid August – late May
AZ Phoenix
26 Boston College Rolling Admissions: September 15th – March 31st MA Newton
26 University of Alabama Rolling Admissions: November – late May AL Tuscaloosa
28 University of California — Irvine Rolling Admissions: early September – late April CA Irvine
28 Washington and Lee University Early Decision: December 15th
Apps completed March 1st: March 31st
Apps completed after March 1st: early November and further
VA Lexington
30 George Washington University Rolling Admissions: November – May DC Washington
30 Indiana University—Bloomington (Maurer) Rolling Admissions: December – August IN Bloomington
30 Ohio State University (Moritz) Early Decision: Dec 11th
Early Application: before April 1st
Regular Decision: 4-6 weeks after app completion
OH Columbus
30 University of Georgia Early Decision: Jan 31st
Regular Decision: late fall – early summer
GA Athens
30 University of Washington Early Decision: late November – early December
Regular Decision: mid-December – end of March
WA Seattle
30 University of Wisconsin—Madison Early Decision: December 15th
Rolling Admissions: November – July
WI Madison
36 Fordham University Rolling Admissions: 6-8 weeks after app completion NY New York
36 University of Colorado—Boulder Rolling Admissions: late May CO Boulder
36 Wake Forest University Rolling Admissions: late March – late May NC Winston-Salem
39 University of California—Davis Early Decision: November 30th
Regular Decision: November – late April
CA Davis
39 University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Rolling Admissions: late November – late July NC Chapel Hill
41 George Mason University Early Decision: January 31st
Regular Decision: late December – late July
VA Arlington
41 University of Florida (Levin) Early Decision: January 9th
Rolling Admissions: early October – early August
FL Gainesville
41 William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) Rolling Admissions: April 1st VA Williamsburg
44 University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign Rolling Admissions: 6-4 weeks after app completion IL Champaign
44 University of Utah (Quinney) Rolling Admissions: early January (6-8 weeks after app completed) UT Salt Lake City
46 Brigham Young University (Clark) Priority Decision: March 8th
Rolling Admissions: late February – late June
UT Provo
46 Southern Methodist University (Dedman) Early Decision: late January
Regular Decision: late April
Late Decision: rolling
TX Dallas
48 Florida State University Early Decision: before January 31st
Rolling Admission: October – June
FL Tallahassee
48 University of Arizona (Rogers) Rolling Admission: November – July AZ Tucson
48 University of Maryland (Carey) Early Admission: early November
Rolling Admissions: late November – mid-August
MD Baltimore
51 Baylor University Early Decision: December 15th
Rolling Admissions: about 6 weeks after app completion
TX Waco
51 Tulane University Rolling Admissions: early December – May LA New Orleans
53 Temple University (Beasley) Rolling Admissions: December – May PA Philadelphia
54 University of California (Hastings) Rolling Admissions: December – May CA San Francisco
54 University of Connecticut Rolling Admissions: early December – mid-August CT Hartford
54 University of Houston Early Decision: late February
Regular Decision: mid-May (full-time), mid-July (part-time)
TX Houston
57 Seton Hall University Rolling Admissions: late November – until classes filled NJ Newark
57 University of Kentucky Rolling Admissions: January – March KY Lexington
57 University of Nebraska—Lincoln Rolling Admissions: late September – mid-August NE Lincoln
57 University of Richmond (Williams) Early Decision: December 24th
Regular Decision: early September – late July
VA University of Richmond
57 University of Tennessee—Knoxville Regular Decision: mid-March TN Knoxville
62 Case Western Reserve University Early Decision: before January 15th
Regular Decision: January 1st – May 1st
OH Cleveland
62 Rutgers Rolling Admissions: late January – early July
(Camden & Newark campuses)
NJ Newark
62 University of Nevada—Las Vegas Rolling Admissions: early March – April NV Las Vegas
65 Georgia State University Rolling Admissions: around 21 days after application completed GA Atlanta
65 Loyola Marymount University Early Decision: December 31st
Rolling Admissions: December – late May
CA Los Angeles
65 Northeastern University Early Decision: December 31st
Early Action: February 1st
Priority Deadline: April 15th
Apps after March 1st: Rolling Admissions
MA Boston
65 Penn State Dickinson Early Decision: December 30th
Rolling Admissions: October – mid-August
PA Carlisle
65 University of Kansas Apps completed before Dec. 15th: January 31st
Rolling Admission: 4-6 weeks after app completed
KS Lawrence
65 University of Missouri Early Decision: late December
Regular Decision: December – April
MO Columbia
65 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) Rolling Admissions: mid-December – mid-August NY New York
72 Pepperdine University Rolling Admissions: December – May CA Malibu
72 St. John’s University Honors Early Decision: December 15th
Regular Early Decision: February 11th
Regular Decision: mid-May – early June (8-12 weeks after app is completed)
Scholars Special Admission Program: March 11th
NY Queens
72 University of Cincinnati Rolling Admissions: December – August OH Cincinnati
72 University of Oklahoma Rolling Admissions: mid/late October – late July OK Norman
76 University of Denver (Sturm) Rolling Admissions: November – May CO Denver
77 University of Arkansas—Fayetteville Rolling Admissions:  September – June AR Fayetteville
77 University of Miami Rolling Admissions: September – July 31st FL Coral Gables
77 University of New Mexico Priority Decision: May 1st
Rolling Admissions: early November – early August
NM Albuquerque
77 University of San Diego Early Decision: December 21st
Rolling Admissions: November – August
CA San Diego
77 Villanova University Early Decision Round 1: December 31st
Early Decision Round 2: April 1st
Rolling Admissions: late fall – mid-summer
PA Villanova
82 Loyola University Chicago Rolling Admissions: early January – mid-July IL Chicago
82 Pennsylvania State University Early Decision: December 31st
Rolling Admissions: early October – late April
PA University Park
82 University of Pittsburgh Priority Decision: early September – early April  (14 days after app completed)
Rolling Admissions: mid-November – June
PA Pittsburgh
82 University of Tulsa Rolling Admissions:
Spring: December – January
Summer: May – June
Fall: early-mid August
OK Tulsa
86 American University (Washington) Early Decision Round 1: December 21st
Early Decision Round 2: March 1st
Regular Decision: late September – late March
DC Washington
86 University of Oregon Rolling Admissions: January – May OR Eugene
88 Brooklyn Law School Rolling Admissions (2 year program): September – May
(3-4 year programs): September – mid-August
NY Brooklyn
88 St. Louis University Rolling Admissions: December 1st – early August MO St. Louis
88 University of South Carolina Rolling Admissions: September – March SC Columbia
92 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) Early Decision: January 15th
Rolling Admissions: November 1st – mid-July
IL Chicago
92 Syracuse University Early Decision: February
Rolling Admissions: early November – early-August
NY Syracuse
92 Texas A&M University Rolling Admissions: mid-October – unspecified TX Fort Worth
92 University of Hawaii—Manoa (Richardson) Apps complete by Feb.1st: February
Apps complete after Feb. 1st: summer
HI Honolulu
92 University of Louisville (Brandeis) Rolling Admissions: mid-January – early April KY Louisville
96 Louisiana State University Rolling Admissions: late November – early-August LA Baton Rouge
96 Michigan State University Rolling Admissions: November – April MI East Lansing
96 Stetson University Rolling Admissions: (1-2 weeks after app complete) FL Gulfport
96 West Virginia University Rolling Admissions: October – until class is full WV Morgantown
100 Florida International University Rolling Admissions: September 15th – late summer FL Miami
100 Indiana University—Indianapolis (McKinney) Early Decision: late December
Apps completed by March 1st: early May
Apps completed after March 1st: (usually 4 weeks after completion of app)
IN Indianapolis
100 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) Rolling Admissions: late December – early May OR Portland
100 Marquette University Rolling Admissions: winter – summer WI Milwaukee
100 University of New Hampshire School of Law Rolling Admissions: (within 4-6 weeks after app completed) NH Concord
100 Wayne State University Rolling Admissions: (6-8 weeks after application is completed) MI Detroit
106 Catholic University of America Early Decision: before Jan 1st DC Washington