Juris Doctor (J.D.) Applicants


Oklahoma City University School of Law wants our graduates to be at the forefront of the legal community. Those who go on to attain this distinction, first start as applicants whom we carefully review to measure their likelyhood of success. We seek students with a clear motivation and serious commitment to pursuing a legal education, along with a strong sense of personal responsibility, maturity, and judgment, a well-developed work ethic, service and leadership within your community (school, church, city, neighborhood), and diverse life and work experiences. Upon applying to OCU Law, every complete application submitted is reviewed in its entirety.

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Application Requirements

During evaluation of your application, the admissions committee requires the following:

Academic Transcripts

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Transcripts from all academic institutions attended

Submit the transcripts to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Contrary to popular belief, the Admissions Committee does not require a minimum undergraduate GPA. Nevertheless, if your GPA falls below our median, you should consider addressing the circumstances of your undergraduate education that help to explain your GPA in a separate addendum.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Two letters required

Letters should speak to your critical thinking and logical reasoning skills, as well as your personality, work ethic, character, and preparedness for law school and the practice of law.

Law School Admissions Test

The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is generally the best indicator of an applicant’s likelihood of achieving success in law school. The highest LSAT score is carefully considered when evaluating your file.

The LSAT provides insight on an applicant’s critical thinking and logical reasoning skills – both are indicative of your likelihood of success in law school. For this reason, applicants should devote sufficient time to prepare for the LSAT.

Personal Statement

  • Two to three double-spaced pages

Personal statements allow you to offer examples and meaningful information about your personal motivations, ambitions, and commitment to education. It can present insights into your ethics and values, and is in many senses, your opportunity to “interview” with the committee.

Professional Resume

Your resume provides additional information about your experiences, leadership, and service to the community.

Supplemental Addenda

Depending on your responses to certain application questions, you may be required to submit an addendum. Addenda may also be voluntarily used to provide additional information for the committee to better evaluate your file.

Submission Process

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Bar Qualifications

Admission to the Bar, in all states, involves character, fitness, and other qualifications. You are encouraged to determine what those requirements are in the state(s) you intend to practice law. You can find a complete list of qualifications on The National Conference of Bar Examiners site, www.ncbex.org.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact lawquestions@okcu.edu or call (405) 208-5354.

Admission Notification

While many applicants receive a decision almost immediately, decisions generally take approximately four to six weeks upon receipt of your completed file. Your file is considered complete when you have submitted your:

  • Admissions application
  • $50 application fee
  • LSAT score (as reported by LSAC)
  • Personal statement
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (minimum)
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Any supplemental addenda

Your admission is reviewed for consideration only after your admission file is complete.

If you are selected for admission, you will receive written notification via U.S. Mail, which includes a schedule of events for admitted students, a form to reserve your seat in the class, and information about orientation and registration.

Wait-Listed or ASAP

Wait-listed applicants will not be notified of a decision until mid-July. Also, applicants invited to participate in the Alternate Summer Admission Program (ASAP) will not be sent an invitation until late March.

Information for Denied Applicants

All decisions of the Admissions Committee are final. Applicants denied admissions may reapply the following year.


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