Additional J.D. Application Requirements

If you previously attended law school and are applying to begin law school as a 1L student again, please follow the directions on the "How to Apply to the J.D. Program" page. You are also required to meet these additional application requirements:

• If you are applying for Fall 2019, your LSAT score should be from a test administered no earlier than June 2013. If your most recent LSAT score is from a test administration before June 2014, you must retake the LSAT.

• You must provide confirmation that you were in “good academic standing and eligible to return” at the time of your separation from the law school you previously attended. Request that such a letter, confirming that you were in good academic standing and eligible to return, be sent directly to our Admissions Office from the registrar of the law school you previously attended. 

• If you were not in good academic standing and/or not eligible to return at the time of your separation from your previous law school, please note that Standard 501 of the American Bar Association states: “A law school shall not admit or readmit a student who has been disqualified previously for academic reasons without an affirmative showing that the prior disqualification does not indicate a lack of capacity to complete its program of legal education and be admitted to the bar.” In light of Standard 501, include an addendum in your application explaining the reason(s) for your disqualification, what you have done since you were disqualified to address the reason(s), and why you believe you will now be successful in law school.

• Respond fully if answering affirmatively (“Yes”) to any question in the required “Character and Fitness” section of our application. A less than complete disclosure can result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission. Further, Standard 504 of the American Bar Association states: “In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.”  

• Please ensure that you have met financial obligations at schools you previously attended. An unmet financial obligation may prevent a final transcript, for example, from being released. If a financial obligation prevents LSAC (or our Admissions Office) from receiving a required document, your file will be considered incomplete or an offer of admission will be withdrawn.