You must apply online to initiate the admissions process; paper applications are neither available nor accepted. If you have difficulty applying online, please contact the Law School Admission Council Help Desk at 215-968-1339.
WHAT THE COMMITTEE SEEKS
Whether applying to one of our full or part-time programs, the admissions committee seeks serious, motivated students who possess a clear commitment to the values and ethics of the legal profession, and those with strong critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.
EVALUATING YOUR APPLICATION
In evaluating your preparedness for law school, the committee requires the following:
A bachelor’s degree and transcripts from every academic institution you have ever attended must be submitted to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
Letters of Recommendation
You are required to submit at least two letters of recommendation. 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 Admission Test
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is generally the best indicator of an applicant’s likelihood of success in law school. As such, your performance on the LSAT is carefully considered. The highest LSAT score is relied on in evaluating your file.
Personal statements provide you with an opportunity 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. The personal statement should be two to three double-spaced pages.
Your résumé is relied on to provide additional information about your experiences, leadership, and service to the community.
Depending on your responses to certain questions on the application, you may be require to submit an addendum. Addenda may also be used voluntarily to provide additional information that will enable the committee to better evaluate your file.
APPLICANTS WHO INTEND TO PRACTICE LAW SHOULD BE AWARE THAT ADMISSION TO THE BAR IN ALL STATES INVOLVES CHARACTER, FITNESS AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DETERMINE WHAT THOSE REQUIREMENTS ARE IN THE STATE(S) IN WHICH THEY INTEND TO PRACTICE BY CONSULTING THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BAR EXAMINERS AT www.ncbex.org.
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