Crunch Time: Law Schools With March Deadlines

    lawschoolacceptance-300x203.jpgIt’s that time of the year: Time to put the finishing touches on personal statements. Time to fine-tune your résumé. Time to make sure your transcripts and letters of recommendation are in LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service, ready to go. Application deadlines are just around the corner.

    Which schools have deadlines in March?

    The following schools have deadlines in March:

    • Albany Law School - 3/1
    • American University - 3/1
    • Baylor University (Umphrey) -3/1
    • Boston College - 3/1
    • Boston University - 3/1
    • Brigham Young University (Clark) - 3/1
    • CUNY (Queen's College) - 3/16
    • Catholic University of America (Columbus) - 3/12
    • Charleston School of Law - 3/1
    • College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) - 3/1
    • DePaul University - 3/1
    • Emory University - 3/1
    • Fordham University - 3/1
    • George Washington University 3/31
    • Georgia State University - 3/15
    • Howard University - 3/14
    • Illinois Institute of Technology - 3/1
    • Indiana University, Bloomington (Maurer) - 3/1
    • Indiana University, Indianapolis - 3/1
    • John Marshall Law School - 3/1
    • Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) - 3/1
    • Loyola University Chicago - 3/1
    • Mercer University - 3/15
    • New England School of Law - 3/15
    • North Carolina Central Univeristy - 3/31
    • Northeast University - 3/1
    • Ohio State University (Moritz) - 3/15
    • Pace University - 3/1
    • Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson) - 3/1
    • Quinnipiac University - 3/1
    • Roger Williams University - 3/15
    • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Camden - 3/1
    • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark - 3/15
    • Seattle University - 3/1 (priority deadline)
    • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - 3/1
    • St. Mary's University - 3/1
    • Stetson University - 3/15
    • Suffolk University - 3/1
    • Temple University (Beasley) - 3/1
    • Texas Wesleyan University - 3/31
    • Tulane University - 3/15 (priority deadline)
    • University at Buffalo, SUNY - 3/1
    • University of Akron - 3/1
    • University of Alabama - 3/31
    • University of Baltimore - 3/1
    • University of California (Hastings) - 3/1
    • University of Cincinnati - 3/1
    • University of Colorado, Boulder - 3/15
    • University of Connecticut - 3/1
    • University of Denver (Sturm) - 3/1 (priority deadline)
    • University of Hawaii (Richardson) - 3/1
    • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - 3/15
    • University of Iowa - 3/1
    • University of Kansas - 3/15
    • University of Kentucky - 3/1
    • University of Maine - 3/1
    • University of Maryland - 3/1
    • University of Memphis (Humphreys) - 3/1
    • University of Mississippi - 3/1
    • University of Missouri - 3/1
    • University of Missouri, Kansas City - 3/1 (priority deadline)
    • University of Montana - 3/12
    • University of Nebraska, Lincoln - 3/1
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Boyd) - 3/15
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - 3/1
    • University of Notre Dame - 3/15
    • University of Oklahoma - 3/15
    • University of Oregon - 3/1
    • University of Pittsburgh - 3/1
    • University of Richmond (Williams) - 3/1
    • University of South Carolina - 3/1
    • University of South Dakota - 3/1
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 3/1
    • University of Utah (Quinney) - 3/10
    • University of Virginia - 3/1
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison - 3/1
    • University of Wyoming - 3/1
    • University of the District of Columbia (Clarke) - 3/15
    • University of the Pacific (McGeorge) - 3/15 (priority deadline)
    • Vanderbilt University - 3/15
    • Vermont Law School - 3/1
    • Villanova University - 3/1
    • Wake Forest University - 3/1
    • Washington University in St. Louis - 3/1
    • Wayne State University - 3/15
    • Western New England College - 3/15
    • Whittier Colelge - 3/15
    • Willamette University (Collins) - 3/1

    NOTE: Yale Law extended its admissions deadline to March 1 this year.

    Do these schools take the results of the February LSAT?

    Yes, they do.

    Are your acceptance chances diminished for applying this late in the cycle?

    Possibly. More likely, though, it's your chances for large scholarships that are diminished, since the free money started to be doled out at some point in November or December, and you're a little late to the party.

    When can you expect to hear back from these schools?

    Schools with deadlines in March (and later) are pretty good about getting back to your fairly quickly; they know that you have some serious decisions to make, and will do their best to help out. Still, though, don't expect to hear back in a week or two (although that sometimes happens). 4-6 weeks is the usual turnaround time, particularly considering this is the busiest time of the year for law school admissions offices.

    DISCLAIMER: As always, the best place to confirm these deadlines is on each school's website. Don't forget to double-check to make sure you've got the right dates on hand.
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