Apply to the J.D. Program

Join the ranks of the lawmakers, entrepreneurs, negotiators, visionaries, and leaders who, for more than 130 years, have earned a J.D. from Oregon Law. 

Important Dates


Applications for fall 2017 open on September 1, 2016. 


First-Year J.D. Applicant Check-List

  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) — Oregon Law accepts your best score from exams taken within 5 years of the application term.
  • LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) — CAS hosts your important application materials, including:
    • LSAT scores
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • Academic transcripts
  • Application — Available Sept. 1, 2016
  • "Why Oregon?" essay
  • Résumé

NOTE: If you previously attended law school and are applying to begin law school as a 1L student again, you are required to meet these additional application requirements.


International Student Applicant Check-List


If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien, you must apply as an international student. Complete the application as early as possible for scholarship and financial aid consideration.

  • Complete the check-list above for first-year J.D. applicants.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — English-speaking students from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom or graduates of a college or university in the U. S. do not need to take the TOEFL. The University of Oregon requires minimum scores of 575 for the paper-based TOEFL or 88 for the online TOEFL.
  • Proof of financial capacity — Upon admission, your financial institution must certify, in U.S. dollars, that you possess the resources necessary to cover educational and living expenses while in the United States. The institution or the U.S. government may require additional documentation or information once an international student has been admitted.

Transfer or Visitor Applicants


The University of Oregon School of Law welcomes both transfer students and visiting students. Please submit the following documents through LSAC:

  • The transfer/visitor application for admission — There is no application fee.
  • “Statement of Interest” explaining your reasons for applying to Oregon Law.
  • Résumé — Attached to your application on LSAC.

Please request that the following documents be sent directly to us from your law school:

  • Letter of good standing from a dean or the registrar at your current law school
  • Official law school transcript
  • Notation of class rank — This could be provided in the letter of good standing or on the official law school transcript.
  • The first page of your LSAC CAS report — To be sent by your law school 
    • Upon admission to Oregon Law, you must request that an original, full CAS report be sent directly from LSAC to the Office of Admissions prior to enrollment.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a professor at your current law school.

Oregon Law Fall 2016 Transfer or Visitor J.D. Application

Transfer Credit Policy