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How to Apply

For helpful information about planning for, and applying to, law school, we recommend you review The Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, published by the Law School Admissions Council and American Bar Association.

J.D. Admissions

Transfer and Non-Degree Admissions

Non-Degree Admissions

LL.M./Ph.D. Admissions

Character and Moral Fitness


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J.D. Application Timeline

  • October 1: Law School begins accepting and reviewing completed J.D. applications on a rolling admissions basis
  • March 15: J.D. application deadline.  All application materials must be submitted for the application to be complete.
  • January 15: Gates PSL Scholarship application deadline.

    NOTE: If you intend to apply for the Gates Public Service Law Scholarship, you must submit both your J.D. application AND your Gates Public Service Law Scholarship application by JANUARY 15. There are no exceptions.

  • February: Last date to take LSAT to qualify for March 15th J.D. application deadline.
  • April 1: All admissions decisions made and applicants notified.

Last updated 2/11/2014