- Applying to the Law School
- Full–Time and Part–Time Programs
- Entering Class Profile
- Minority Student Program
- Financial Aid Overview
- Paying for Law School
- Admitted Students
Application forms and information are available through the Law School Admission Council on-line electronic application service only. Applications prepared electronically via the Law School Admission Council (www.lsac.org) are sent directly to the law school from LSAC electronically and in printed form.
Every candidate for admission must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Law Services can be contacted either through their website, www.lsac.org, or by phone, 215-968-1001.
LSAT scores older than June 2010 will not be considered. The February 2013 LSAT is the last testing date for which scores will be considered for Fall 2013 admission.
Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended must be sent to Law Services. The minimum academic requirement for admission to the law school is the completion of the program for a bachelor’s degree in a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association. Your degree must be awarded before the start of the fall law school semester. All letters of recommendation and evaluations must be processed through Law Services. When at least one letter of recommendation has been received, the file is considered complete and ready for review.
All applications are submitted electronically through Law Services. Once your application has been submitted, you must print out and mail in the certification letter which is available under “forms” on the LSAC electronic application website or by clicking this link. The signed certification letter must be sent to the Admissions Office (Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102). A $65 application fee is also required for all applicants. LSAC does NOT collect the application fee.
The $65 application fee must be paid electronically by e-check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). To pay electronically, please click here. Personal checks or money orders cannot be accepted.
To pay electronically, you will be directed to a separate, secure website where your payment will be processed. Once the transaction is completed, a receipt and an email confirmation showing the fee has been paid will be generated. Please print out the receipt or email confirmation and send it to the Admissions Office with your certification letter. This is proof you have paid your fee.
Fee waivers are available for applicants who show financial need. If you received a LSAC fee waiver for the LSAT and CAS service, please send a copy of the waiver along with the certification letter and your fee will be waived. If you did not apply for or receive a fee waiver from LSAC, you can submit our institutional fee waiver request form. Once your request has been reviewed, you will be notified of the outcome. All information provided will be kept in strict confidence.
Personal interviews for the purposes of admission are not part of the application process. Candidates are welcome to visit the law school on an informal basis. Small group information sessions are conducted in the fall to answer questions and to explain the admissions process. The schedule is posted on our website in late September.
Applicants with medical, physical, or other disabilities may voluntarily attach a supplemental page to their application to explain any discrepancies between ability and performance. This information will be kept strictly confidential and will not adversely affect decision.
The deadline for submitting applications is on or before March 15th. Completed files are sent to the law school Admissions Committee for review. A completed file consists of:
(1) a completed 2013 application
(2) $65 application fee (receipt/email confirmation of electronic payment)
(3) signed Certification Letter
(4) CAS report consisting of the LSAT score, transcript analysis, and at least one letter of recommendation.
Applicants will be notified by email when a file has been received and when it is complete. Every applicant will receive instructions to log in to the Applicant Status Online (ASO) service. ASO will show when the application has been received, certification letter and payment recorded, and recommendations received. If a file remains incomplete after May 1st, every effort will be made to notify the candidate of the missing items. The committee will not review incomplete files. Applications remaining incomplete after June 15th will be cancelled.