Important Dates and Deadlines

These dates are for applicants for 1L admission to the Fall 2024 entering class (JD class of 2027). If you are interested in Transfer or Visiting admissions, please refer to their respective pages. 

Prospective Students

Deadline Date Deadline Description
September 1, 2023

• Applications Available for Fall 2024 JD Admission

• First Day to Submit Application for Fall 2024 JD Admission

September 2023 LSAT

LSAT Exam Days

October 2023 LSAT 

LSAT Exam Days (Last accepted score for Early Decision)

November 2023 LSAT  LSAT Exam Days
November 15, 2023 Binding Early Decision Applications due & complete
January 2024 LSAT LSAT Exam Days
February 2024 LSAT LSAT Exam Days
March 2, 2024 Admitted students who wish to be considered for a need-based grant must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application by the application deadline. 
March 31, 2024 Priority deadline to submit application for Fall 2024 JD Admission
April 2024 LSAT LSAT Exam Days (Last accepted score for Regular Decision)

Admitted Students - Class of 2027

For a more thorough list of dates and deadlines for Admitted Students, please visit the Admitted Student website (which will be available in January). 

Deadline Date Deadline Description
January 15, 2024
March 1, 2024 Online Housing Application Available
April 15, 2024
  • Regular Decision non-refundable SIR Deposit begins to be due (this will become rolling for later admits; refer to the dates provided with your admission)
  • Early Decision non-refundable second seat deposit due
May 2, 2024 Deadline to Apply for Guaranteed Housing. It is crucial to submit your SIR Deposit least 48 hours before the housing application deadline to allow time for Housing to receive your SIR record. The deposit must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. (PT); May 2, 2024
July 12, 2024 Priority Filing Date for Online Statement of Legal Residence
July 13, 2024 July seat reconfirmation form due
August 12-16, 2024 Mandatory New Student Orientation
August 15, 2024 4:00PM PT - Deadline to Pay Fall Tuition and Fees without Late Fees
August 19, 2024 First Day of Instruction

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year 2024-2025 may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented. 

Last Updated 06/11/2024