Pre-Law Advising

Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a non-profit organization that coordinates the admission process for law schools in the United States and Canada. It is the central hub for all application information for law school.

Law School Credential Assembly Service (CAS)

LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service CAS is the centralized application service for all law schools administered by LSAC. In order to apply to law school, you must register with CAS. You will then submit all of your undergraduate transcripts to CAS, along with other information about yourself.

Letters of recommendation are also submitted through CAS. CAS then distributes all of this information, including your LSAT scores, to the law schools to which you apply. Subscribe to CAS in the summer before you apply or early in the fall.

LSAC and Individual School Applications

LSAC has streamlined its CAS system to combine elements of a common application with individualized, law school-specific components. You register with LSAC to complete this application and to submit materials through CAS. This provides an integrated approach to the application process and consolidates all materials you need to provide to law schools. Much of the general information you enter in your application will transfer to the individual school’s application components.

LSAC’s website contains the application instructions and portal. You are responsible for reading all application instructions and understanding the admission policies and procedures for the individual schools to which you are applying.