Application Procedure

All applicants to the Law School must have earned a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university before enrolling in the Law School.

Applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and to subscribe to the LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). The CAS Report provides law schools with a copy of the undergraduate academic transcript summary and analysis, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, LSAT score or scores, and a copy of the writing sample. Candidates should utilize the LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Letter of Recommendation Service, which provides for letters of recommendation to arrive at the Law School appended to the CAS Report. Complete details and instructions for registering for the LSAT and subscribing to the CAS may be found on the website of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), http://www.lsac.org. Candidates may contact LSAC/CAS via mail at 662 Penn Street, Box 2000, Newtown, PA 18940-0998, USA; via telephone at (215) 968-1001; or via e-mail at LSACINFO@LSAC.org.

Applicants must fill out a current electronic application form. Applications for admission may be submitted from September 1 until April 1 for full-time applicants and from September 1 until June 1 for part-time applicants preceding the fall of intended enrollment.

The Law School no longer publishes a hard copy application form. Candidates must apply directly online.

An application fee (payable by major credit or debit card only; cash/checks/money orders not accepted), an electronic certification, a personal statement written by the applicant, a complete LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report including all academic transcripts and a valid LSAT score and writing sample, and one (1) letter of recommendation (submitted as part of the LSAC Credential Assembly Service report) are required to complete an application for first-year J.D. admission. LSAT scores no older than five (5) years are considered valid by the Admissions Committee.

The LSAT is administered by LSAC nationally and at some international locations four times during each law school application cycle. To learn test dates, determine registration deadlines, register for the LSAT, and research test centers, prospective candidates must contact LSAC directly, (215) 968-1001 or http://www.lsac.org.

Applicants are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA after January 1, even before knowing the outcome of their applications for admission. More information is available on this website. A separate scholarship application is not used.

As a member of the Law School Admission Council, we adhere to the Council's Rules Governing Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process. For further information about these rules, see the Misconduct section of the LSAT/LSDAS Registration and Information Book.

Applicants are advised that there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in each state. Prior to enrolling in law school, a prospective law student should determine what those requirements are in the state(s) in which he/she intends to practice law. Additionally, a copy of a candidate’s application for admission to the Law School may be provided to the bar authorities in any state for comparison to his/her application for admission to the bar. Any discrepancies between one’s law school application and one’s bar application will initiate an investigation that could delay or impede one’s admission to the bar.