Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission as a candidate for the Juris Doctor degree, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution and must have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) within the past five years. There are no inflexible standards for admission, nor are there minimum undergraduate grade-point averages or LSAT scores. However, applicants whose undergraduate records and LSAT scores indicate a high probability of success in law study are more likely to be admitted. Other factors in the admission decision include the applicant’s personal statement, undergraduate school attended, major and trend in grades, personal achievements, and letters of recommendation. The Law School also seeks social, ethnic, cultural, and geographical diversity in its student body.

Information concerning the LSAT may be obtained from the Law School’s Admissions Office or from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at www.lsac.org. The test is administered at various centers in the United States and abroad. Testing dates are usually in October, December, February, and June.


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