Important Dates

  • Sept. 1 - Application opens for admission the following fall
  • Jan. 1 - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available
  • February - Initial offers made for internal scholarships. Applying by Feb. 1 is recommended
  • April 1 - First deposit is due*
  • July 1 - Last day to apply for the current incoming class. Second deposit is due*
  • August - Mandatory orientation week and beginning of classes

*Those admitted later in the admissions cycle will be provided reasonable dates by which to submit their deposits and secure their seats.

Credential Assembly Service

We participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). All applicants must register with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and register for the CAS to apply.

Register with LSAC

Register for CAS

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

All applicants must take the LSAT. We recommend you complete the LSAT no later than February of the year in which you wish to apply. We accept scores from the June LSAT for the same year, but the application must be submitted by July 1.

Letters of Recommendation

You must submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation must be from an academic source, such as a professor who can comment on your critical thinking, writing skills and potential for success in law school. The preferred method of submission is through the LSAC.

Submit Letters of Recommendation

Transcripts

You must submit an official copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the LSAC for a transcript analysis. Upon acceptance, you must also submit an official transcript showing your undergraduate degree.

We do take graduate work into account; however, the GPA we consider is your undergraduate GPA.

Submit Transcript

Personal Statement

You must submit a one- to two-page personal statement with the application through the CAS. Your personal statement may contain but is not limited to the following topics:

  • What has led to your interest in law school?
  • What would you describe as your most significant accomplishment?
  • What would make you a successful law student?
  • What do you want to do with a law degree?
  • How would you contribute to the law school community and legal profession?
  • Describe any life experiences that have shaped you as an individual or led to your interest in law school.
  • Describe challenges you've encountered and how you have overcome them.

Character & Fitness

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. You are encouraged to determine the requirements for your desired jurisdiction by contacting the relevant agency through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.