LSAC’s Website Issues Affect Law School Deadlines

UPDATE: LSAC tweeted that law schools with a March 1 deadline are extending it. Also, LSAC said the website is not “down,” but you just need to keep trying and should send in applications when you can. Check the bottom of this post for more.

UPDATE: Penn Law announced that it has extended its application deadline to March 8.

Did LSAC forget to renew its domain registration?

If you tried accessing LSAC’s website in the past couple days, you likely ran into some trouble. Most attempts lead to a separate, cheap-looking domain registration site. There was some decent clip art (businesswoman on the phone, a gavel), but no info on the Law School Admission Council. While a small hiccup like this usually wouldn’t be an issue, many people were less than pleased (see below).

The deadline to apply to many law schools is this Friday, March 1 — with a slew of others following soon after. As you know, an applicant’s LSAC account is a critical component in his or her law school application. Both law schools and their applicants are entirely dependent on LSAC — especially its website. Unless you’re the businesswoman on the phone, for about 48 hours law schools didn’t know anything about you.

LSAC’s website was back up and running around noon PST, but here’s what LSAC had to say this morning about the situation in its only available form of communication — Twitter:


See there. All you had to do was reboot your computer(?).

Around mid-afternoon, LSAC announced that all law schools with a March 1 application deadline would be extending it. Here’s a screenshot of the latest update from LSAC’s Facebook page:


Have you had trouble accessing LSAC’s website? Did it affect your law school applications? Let us know in the comments.

5 Responses

  1. Jared Ritvo says:

    I am still having problems opening the lsac website. While I am no longer getting the lady on the phone when I type in the internet address, I am getting something that says problem loading page and their page won’t open.

    • Hank says:

      According to LSAC, there may still be some hiccups, but ultimately there’s nothing they can do. It’s completely dependent on whatever internet server you’re on to catch up and update accordingly.

  2. Tara says:

    I am in Los Angeles… 2/28/13 at 8:57 PST and the website is NOT WORKING. This is utterly ridiculous has we have to use this site and it’s imperative that it be working…

    When I called LSAC, the woman who answered the phone had the nerve to say to me “Maybe you should have sent your applications in earlier”… I’m sorry what?! You are blaming me for your crap website?!

    This is just totally ridiculous and stupid.

  3. Tara says:

    and since I’m type- A…. that was “as” not “has”…

  4. Roger says:

    Yeah, I noticed it the other day. I thought some sneaky cookies were playing with me, so I deleted them, but it still didn’t work. I was able to login though.

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