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Student Advising

Timeline

Year Prior to Application

Spring Semester

  • If planning to take the LSAT in June, begin preparing early in the semester. Practice! Practice! Practice! Applicants may want to take a commercial preparation course or study on their own.

  • Applicants who think they may qualify for the LSAT fee waivers or for accommodated testing, should apply by the deadlines. Applicants may direct questions to an advisor in the Office of Pre-professional Advising.

  • Register early in the semester for the June or October LSAT. Early registrants have a better chance of being assigned to their first- or second-choice test center.

  • Attend campus sponsored alumni/ae law student and attorney panels.

  • Attend one of the sessions on the “Law School Application Process” in March or April and open a file with the Office of Pre-professional Advising.

  • Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

  • Obtain a credit report to ensure that there are no errors. Credit reporting companies include Experian (888.397.3742); Equifax (800.685.1111); or Trans Union (800.916.8800). If students do have issues with credit, they should address these so that they will not interfere with their ability to obtain loans for law school.

  • Give referees CAS Letter of Recommendation Form and begin to have them submit their recommendation letters to CAS.

Preprofessional Advising

Visit

403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-6378

Fax: 212-854-2562

Office Hours
MondayFriday
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
MondayThursday
3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.