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Application Process

We will accept applications for the 2019–2020 academic year between September 1, 2018, and February 15, 2019. Filing of the application form alone is sufficient to meet the regular-decision deadline of February 15. (Please see our discussion of our two binding Early Decision options, for which the application deadlines are November 1 and December 7.) However, because we use a rolling admissions process (that is, we review applications in the order in which they are completed), applicants are encouraged to submit Michigan’s application form and all supporting documentation as early as possible in the admissions season. Applicants who submit supporting materials after the February 15 deadline may be at a disadvantage.

All applicants must register with the Credential Assembly Service and register for and take the LSAT (discussed here). An applicant’s file is considered complete when the application for admission, the $75 application fee, one letter of recommendation, a résumé or other list of activities and work experiences, the personal statement, and an LSAC Law School Report have been received by the Admissions Office. Once an application is complete, it will be submitted for review.

Members of the Law School’s admissions staff are happy to meet with applicants, alone or in small groups, to answer general questions about the Law School and the application process, although we do not perform evaluative interviews. The Admissions Office offers student-led tours when classes are in session and maintains a list of classes that visitors are welcome to attend. Applicants who plan to visit Ann Arbor are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office (call 734.764.0537, or email, or register online at our website) for appointments.

For more information and FAQ about the application process, please refer to our website. We encourage you to keep track of your application via our online status checker.