Law Schools with Late Admissions Deadlines

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Law schools with late admissions deadlinesWe recently posted a list of law schools in the Top 50 that accept the June LSAT. A number of students wanted to also see the full list of all schools with late admissions deadlines ("late" in this case means a hard deadline of April 1st or later). Because we called every single law school on this list to confirm our data, this took a while to produce! But, we can now present you with a complete and accurate list of law schools with late 2017 admissions deadlines.

In our table, the following categories are used:

Rank: The rank for each school was drawn from the US News & World Report Best Law Schools 2017 rankings. Schools are listed in numerical order.

School Name: This one is obviousthis column identifies the name of the school! If a school is ranked in the USNews Top 50 but is not listed below (such as Yale, Harvard, and Stanford, among others), it means that the school does not accept the results of the June LSAT for admission that fall.

Hard Application Deadline: A hard deadline is the date after which the school will not consider or review newly received applications. Having said that, a number schools mentioned that the number of unfilled spaces affected how they viewed their "hard" dateif they still had spaces available in their classes, they might accept applications after the deadline. In these cases, the law schools uniformly stated that the chances of admission were lowered (though this was said to be unlikely, this certainly makes the deadline far less "hard"). 

Soft/Priority Application Deadline: Law schools that have a “soft” or “priority” deadline will guarantee full consideration for all applications received by that date. These early applicants are sometimes notified of an admissions decision by a certain stated date, and they may be granted priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships. Applications will be still be accepted after this soft/priority deadline, as long as there is available space in the entering class.  

Notes: To compile this list, we talked with the admissions office at each law school. In some cases, they had additional thoughts or considerations about the deadline or use of the June LSAT, and we added those thoughts in this column.

 Let's take a look at the list! If you have any questions or comments, please post below.

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Rank School Name Hard Application Deadline Soft/Priority Application Deadline Do they accept
June LSAT
Scores?
Notes
10 Duke University 7/15/2017 2/17/2017 Yes They do not recommend the June LSAT but will accept it; the applicant will most likely be put on a wait list.
13 Cornell University 8/1/2017 2/1/2017 Yes  
17 Vanderbilt University 4/1/2017   No  
18 Washington University in St. Louis 8/1/2017   Yes Due to rolling admissions, it is possible that class will be full by the time the June LSAT scores come out.
19 University of Southern California (Gould) 4/1/2017 2/1/2017 No  
20 University of Iowa 5/1/2017   Yes They caution that the class will possibly be full by the time the June results are released.
23 Boston University 4/1/2017   No  
23 University of Minnesota 7/15/2017   Yes  
26 University of Alabama 7/31/2017   Yes  
30 University of Georgia 6/1/2017   Yes  
30 University of Wisconsin 4/1/2017   Yes They will take the June LSAT and wait to review your file if you've never taken a previous LSAT. You can also arrange for an extended application deadline by special permission in some cases.
39 University of North Carolina 8/1/2017   Yes  
41 George Mason University 4/1/2017   Yes Deadline was extended last year to Aug. 1st, and the June LSAT was accepted. They won't decide whether to do that this year until after April 1.
41 University of Florida  7/15/2017   Yes  
46 Brigham Young University 7/15/2017 3/1/2017 Yes  
48 Florida State University 7/15/2017   Yes  
48 University of Arizona  7/15/2017 2/15/2017 Yes  
48 University of Maryland (Carey)   4/1/2017 Yes Will accept applications after 4/1/17 until all slots are filled.
51 Tulane University   4/1/2017 Yes  
54 University of Connecticut 4/15/2017   No  
54 University of Houston   2/15/2017 Yes  
57 Seton Hall University     Yes They have rolling admissions, so there is no application deadline. 
62 Case Western Reserve University 4/1/2017 3/1/2017 Yes  
62 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey   3/15/2017 Yes Due to rolling admissions, it is possible that class will be full by the time the June LSAT scores come out.
62 University of Nevada—Las Vegas 6/1/2017   Yes They caution that the class will possibly be full by the time the June results are released, due to rolling admissions. 
65 Georgia State University 6/1/2017   Yes  
65 Northeastern University   3/1/2017 Yes They caution that the class will possibly be full by the time the June results are released.
65 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson) 6/30/2017   Yes  
65 University of Missouri     Yes They do not have a hard deadline, but the deadline for scholarship candidates is March 15. 
65 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) 4/1/2017   Yes  They accept June LSAT scores, but discourage students from submitting them. 
72 Pepperdine University 4/1/2017   Yes They caution that the class will possibly be full by the time the June results are released.
72 St. John's University   3/31/2017 Yes  They will take the June LSAT, but only if seats are available. 
76 University of Denver (Sturm)   3/1/2017 Yes They will take the June LSAT but will wait to review your application until all materials are received. 
77 University of Arkansas--Fayetteville   4/15/2017 Yes   
77 University of Miami 7/31/2017   Yes  
77 University of New Mexico   3/1/2017 Yes  
77 University of San Diego   1/1/2017 Yes  They have rolling admissions, but have a priority deadline of January 1. 
77 Villanova University 4/1/2017   No  
82 Loyola University Chicago 7/1/2016 4/1/2017 Yes  
82 University of Pittsburgh 4/1/2017   Yes The have rolling admissions. 
82 University of Tulsa 7/31/2017   Yes   
86 University of Oregon   3/1/2017 Yes  They wait until the application deadline has passed, to see if the class will be fullbefore determining if they will accept June scores.They typically accept June LSAT scores.
88 Brooklyn Law School   2/1/2017 Yes They have rolling admissions, but priority deadline is February 1. 
88 Indiana University—Indianapolis (McKinney) 7/31/2017 3/1/2017 Yes  
88 St. Louis University     Yes  They have rolling admissions, so there is no application deadline.
92 Syracuse University   4/1/2017 Yes They have rolling admissions, but have a priority deadline of April 1. 
92 Texas A&M University 7/1/2017   Yes  
92 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 4/15/2017   No  
96 Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge (Hebert) 6/1/2017 3/1/2017 Yes The application must be in before June 1 if a student is submitting June LSAT scores. 
96 Michigan State University 4/30/2017   Yes The only time they will look at the June exam score is if you have taken the test more than once. There is an early deadline for scholarship students of February 28.
96 Stetson University 5/15/2017   Yes  
100 Florida International University 7/1/2017   Yes  
100 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)   3/15/2017 Yes  They accept June LSAT scores, but caution that the timeline will be tight for students submitting them. They have rolling admissions. 
100 Marquette University   4/1/2017 Yes  
100 University of Hawaii—Manoa (Richardson) 7/1/2017 2/1/2017 Yes They state  that you may apply with your June LSAT score even if your score comes in a few days after the July 1 deadline. However, they ask that your application is otherwise complete by July 1.
100 University of New Hampshire School of Law 4/1/2017   Yes  
100 Wayne State University 7/1/2017   Yes  
106 Drake University   4/1/2017 Yes They recommend that students apply no later than June or July
109 Albany Law School 6/1/2017   Yes  
109 University of Idaho   3/15/2017 Yes  
109 University of Mississippi 4/15/2017   Yes They sometimes accept the June LSAT score. They request that you submit the remainder of the application by the application deadline. 
112 Drexel University (Kline) 8/1/2017   Yes They have rolling admissions. 
112 Gonzaga University 4/15/2017   Yes  
112 New York Law School 7/1/2017 4/1/2017 Yes  
112 University of Baltimore 6/1/2017   Yes  
112 University of Wyoming 6/1/2017   Yes They'll accept the June exam if spaces are still open.
118 Hofstra University (Deane) 4/15/2017 3/1/2017 Yes They request that you let them know via email that a June LSAT score is pending.
120 Creighton University 7/1/2017   Yes
Deadline for scholarship consideration is March 1. 
120 DePaul University 4/1/2017 3/1/2017 Yes They may accept applications a little later than the April 1 deadline
120 Pace University   6/1/2017 Yes  
120 Seattle University   3/1/2017 Yes  
120 University of St. Thomas 7/1/2017   Yes They said they accept the June only if there is space available. 
127 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-?Marshall) 5/1/2017   No  
127 CUNY 6/15/2017   Yes  
127 Quinnipiac University 8/1/2017   Yes They have rolling admissions, but they do have a priority deadline of March 1 for scholarship students. This does not mean you cannot get a scholarship after that date, but funds will be low. 
127 Washburn University 8/1/2017 4/1/2017 Yes  
132 University of Toledo 8/1/2017   Yes  
134 Chapman University (Fowler) 4/17/2017   No They have rolling admissions.They usually do not accept the June LSAT, unless you have taken it at least once before. 
134 Vermont Law School 4/15/2017   Yes  
139 University of Maine   2/1/2017 Yes They sometimes accept the June LSAT. 
140 Suffolk University 4/1/2017   Yes  
140 University of Memphis (Humphreys)   3/15/2017 Yes  
142 Loyola University New Orleans 8/1/2017   Yes  
142 University of North Dakota 7/15/2017 4/1/2017 Yes  
142 University of South Dakota 7/1/2017   Yes  
142 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 4/1/2017     They ask you email in a request for special considerations to apply with a June LSAT score.They only take June LSAT scores from student who request and receive special considerations. Students must still apply before the deadline.
142 Willamette University (Collins)       They have rolling admissions. They recommend students who are applying with a June LSAT score submit the remainder of their application in beforehand. 
147 Samford University (Cumberland) 6/1/2017   Yes  
148 Northern Illinois University   4/1/2017 Yes They do rolling admissions, but April 1 is their priority deadline.
148 Widener University (Commonwealth) 5/1/2017   Yes  
RNP Appalachian School of Law     Yes They accept applications up until the day school starts, but they prefer applications to be in by July.
RNP Arizona Summit Law School     Yes They will accept applications until two weeks before classes begin, so until the end of July.
RNP Atlanta's John Marshall Law School     Yes They have rolling admissions, so there is no deadline. 
RNP Ave Maria School of Law 7/15/2017   Yes  
RNP Barry University   5/1/2017 Yes They accept students who apply with a June LSAT score after the priority deadline. 
RNP Belmont University 7/31/2017   Yes  
RNP California Western School of Law 4/3/2017   Yes  
RNP Campbell University 5/1/2017   Yes They accept June LSAT scores only for part-time day students. 
RNP Capital University   5/1/2017 Yes  
RNP Charleston School of Law   3/1/2017 Yes They will accept applications through the beginning of the summer. 
RNP Elon University 7/15/2017   Yes  
RNP Faulkner University (Jones) 6/1/2017   Yes If the June LSAT will be your only time taking the test, disregard the June 1 deadline and apply with a June score. 
RNP Florida A&M University 5/31/2017   Yes  
RNP Florida Coastal School of Law     Yes They have rolling admissions, so there is no application deadline.
RNP Golden Gate University   4/15/2017 Yes  
RNP Liberty University 7/1/2017   Yes They have rolling admissions. 
RNP Mississippi College 7/15/2017   Yes They leave spots open in the class for June LSAT takers.
RNP Mitchell Hamline School of Law 8/1/2017   Yes  
RNP Northern Kentucky University (Chase)   4/1/2017 Yes They do rolling admissions, but April 1 is their priority deadline.
RNP Nova Southeastern University (Broad)   5/1/2017 Yes They will accept applications through July.
RNP Ohio Northern University (Pettit) 8/15/2017   Yes  
RNP Oklahoma City University 8/1/2017   Yes  
RNP Regent University 6/1/2017   Yes They request that all application information other than June LSAT score be in prior to the June exam. They have rolling admissions. 
RNP Roger Williams University   4/1/2017 Yes  
RNP Southern Illinois University—Carbondale   4/1/2017 Yes They do rolling admissions, but April 1 is their priority deadline.
RNP Southwestern Law School 4/1/2017   No They only accept the June LSAT under special circumstances.
RNP Texas Southern University (Marshall) 8/1/2017 4/1/2017 Yes  
RNP The John Marshall Law School   4/15/2017 Yes They do rolling admissions, but April 15 is their priority deadline.
RNP Thomas Jefferson School of Law 8/1/2017   Yes  
RNP Touro College (Fuchsberg)     Yes There is no application deadline.
RNP University of Dayton   5/1/2017 Yes  
RNP University of Detroit Mercy     Yes There is no application deadline.
RNP University of La Verne 7/1/2017   Yes  
RNP University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth 6/30/2017   Yes  
RNP University of the District of Columbia (Clarke) 8/1/2017   Yes  
RNP Valparaiso University 7/15/2017   Yes  
RNP Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School     Yes There is no application deadline.
RNP Western New England University     Yes There is no application deadline.
RNP Western State College of Law at Argosy University 7/1/2017   Yes  
RNP Whittier College 7/31/2017   Yes  
RNP Widener University Delaware 5/15/2017   Yes  
Unranked Concordia University     Yes There is no application deadline, but students must apply by 2/15/17 to receive potential scholarship offers.
Unranked Inter-American University 5/30/2017 (fall), 11/30/17 (Spring)     We have not been able to reach them by phone to confirm these dates. 
Unranked Lincoln Memorial University 7/15/2017   Yes  
Unranked Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 6/3/2017   Yes