Political Science

  • Banner is made up of three images representing our three branches of government. They include the Capitol building, the White House, and the Supreme Court building

    Department of Political Science

  • President Harrison and CSUN DC Interns, 2013
  • A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis and Gov. Linda Lingle
  • Washington DC internship Logo with email dcinterns@csun.edu

What is the CAS?

The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is the system maintained by LSAC that allows you to apply to any ABA law school.  CAS has a number of advantages for applicants.  Most law schools ask for similar information.  Instead of submitting that information for each school, CAS allows you to just input the information once.  It is also the centralized repository where your letters of recommendation will be sent and where you will upload your personal statement.  You should familiarize yourself with how CAS works because you will be using it extensively.

How do I find the CAS?

The CAS is maintained by LSAC and can be accessed through their website, www.lsac.org.

Do I need to register for it?

You will need to register for both an LSAC account (free) and a CAS account (not free).  You will need to register for an LSAC account in order to register for the LSAT and you can do that at any time.  You should register for the CAS roughly six weeks before you plan on submitting your applications.  That will give you plenty of time to get everything assembled and submitted.

Is there any help for navigating around LSAC.org?

Yes, there is.  In fact, the LSAC does a fairly good job of supporting users and guiding you through the steps that are necessary to take.  For example, you can start here for links to frequently asked questions.  There are also video tutorials that are very useful.  Those can be found here.

In addition to these resources, LSAC offers support through phone and e-mail contact.  That information is available here.