App Requirements

We've compiled requirements from every school's LSAC application so you don't have to.
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❗We’ve put requirements for the top 50 schools
. It might be a little bit easier to read them (or copy/paste them) there.

Application Requirements
14
Yale University
1
Stanford University
2
Harvard University
3
Columbia University
4
University of Chicago
4
New York University
6
University of Pennsylvania
7
University of Virginia
8
Northwestern University
9
University of California—Berkeley
9
University of Michigan
9
Duke University
12
Cornell University
13
Georgetown University
14
University of California—Los Angeles
15
University of Texas at Austin
16
Washington University in St. Louis
17
University of Southern California
18
Vanderbilt University
18
Boston University
20
University of Minnesota
21
University of Notre Dame
22
George Washington University
23
Arizona State University
24
Emory University
24
University of Florida (Levin)
24
Fordham University
27
University of California—Irvine
27
University of Iowa
27
University of North Carolina
27
Boston College
31
University of Alabama
31
University of Georgia
31
University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign
31
Washington and Lee University
31
William & Mary Law School
31
Brigham Young University
37
Indiana University - Bloomington
38
Ohio State University
38
University of California—Davis
38
University of Wisconsin
38
George Mason University
42
University of Washington
42
Wake Forest University
42
University of Utah
45
University of Colorado—Boulder
46
Pepperdine University
47
University of Arizona
47
University of Maryland
47
Baylor University
50
Florida State University
50
University of Connecticut
50
Yeshiva University (Cardozo)
53
Tulane University
54
University of Richmond
54
Southern Methodist University
56
Temple University
56
University of Houston
56
University of California (Hastings)
59
Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law
60
Texas A&M University
60
Loyola Marymount University—Los Angeles
62
Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law
62
Seton Hall University
62
University of Nevada—Las Vegas
62
Villanova University
62
Northeastern University
67
University of Miami
67
University of Missouri
67
Loyola University—Chicago
70
University of Kansas
70
University of Kentucky
70
University of Tennessee
70
St. John's University
74
University of Denver
74
American University
76
Case Western Reserve University
76
Georgia State University
76
Rutgers University (merged)
76
University of Nebraska
76
University of Oklahoma
76
University of Pittsburgh
76
Brooklyn Law School
83
Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent College of Law)
83
University of Cincinnati
83
University of San Diego
83
Wayne State University
83
University of New Hampshire
88
University of Oregon
88
Florida International University
90
Saint Louis University
90
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
90
Drexel University
93
Lewis And Clark College
93
Michigan State University
93
Louisiana State University
96
University of Hawaii
96
University of South Carolina
96
University of Buffalo—SUNY
99
University of Louisville
99
University of New Mexico
99
Cleveland State University
102
Hofstra University
102
Marquette University
102
Drake University
105
Stetson University
105
CUNY
107
Howard University
107
Santa Clara University
107
Washburn University
107
Catholic University Of America
111
Chapman University
111
Syracuse University
111
Texas Tech University
111
University of Mississippi
111
University of Tulsa
111
West Virginia University
111
Albany Law School Of Union University
118
DePaul University
118
Gonzaga University
118
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
118
Indiana University - Indianapolis
122
Quinnipiac University
122
University of Maine
122
University of Montana
122
Baltimore, University Of
126
Loyola University—New Orleans
126
Mercer University
126
Belmont University
129
Duquesne University
129
New York Law School
129
Seattle University
129
Creighton University
133
University of Missouri—Kansas City
133
University of Wyoming
133
Pace University
136
Suffolk University
136
University of Idaho
136
University of Toledo
136
John Marshall Law School
140
Mitchell Hamline
141
University of Akron
141
University of Dayton
141
University of Memphis
141
University of South Dakota
141
Vermont Law School
141
Willamette University
141
Appalachian School of Law
148
Atlanta's John Marshall Law Shool
148
Ave Maria School Of Law
148
Barry University
148
California Western School Of Law
148
Campbell University
148
Capital University
148
Charleston School Of Law
148
Concordia Law School
148
Elon University
148
Faulkner University
148
Florida A&M University
148
Florida Coastal School Of Law
148
Golden Gate University
148
Liberty University
148
Lincoln Memorial
148
Mississippi College
148
New England Law | Boston
148
North Carolina Central University
148
Northern Illinois University
148
Northern Kentucky University
148
Nova Southeastern University
148
Ohio Northern University
148
Oklahoma City University
148
Regent University
148
Roger Williams University
148
Samford University
148
South Texas College Of Law—Houston
148
Southern Illinois University—Carbondale
148
Southern University
148
Southwestern Law School
148
St. Mary's University
148
St. Thomas University (Florida)
148
Texas Southern University
148
Touro College
148
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
148
University of Detroit Mercy
148
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
148
University of North Dakota
148
University of San Francisco
148
University of the District of Columbia
148
University of the Pacific (Mcgeorge)
148
Western Michigan University (Cooley)
148
Western New England University
148
Western State College Of Law
148
Widener University—Delaware
148
Widener-commonwealth
148
Inter American University Of Puerto Rico
Unranked
Pontifical Catholic University Of P.R.
Unranked
University of Puerto Rico
Unranked
UNT Dallas College Of Law
Unranked
Arizona Summit Law School
Thomas Jefferson School Of Law
University of La Verne
Valparaiso University
Whittier Law School
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2021 Rank
1
School
Yale University
L50 (Latest)
174
G50 (Latest)
3.94
Transfer Deadline for fall 2021
App Fee
$85.00
App Deadline
2/15/2022
Accepts GRE?
Yes
Offers ED?
No
#GRE Enrollees (2020)
11
GRE50 Writing
5.5
GRE50 Verbal
166
GRE50 Quant
164
First ED Deadline 20-21
Last ED Deadline
ED Scholarship
Letters of Recommendation (Required/Accepted)
2 required, 4 accepted
Full Application Instructions
Full Instructions
Personal Statement Prompt

Personal Statement

Please submit a personal statement that helps us learn about the personal, professional, and/or academic qualities you would bring to the Law School community. Applicants often submit the personal statement they have prepared for other law school applications.
PS Notes
This prompt is open-ended.
Diversity Statement Prompt
DS Notes
Supplemental Essay Prompt

250-Word Essay


In no more than 250 words, write about an idea or issue from your academic, extracurricular, or professional work that is of particular interest to you. The idea or issue you choose does not have to be law-related; this is simply another opportunity for faculty readers to learn more about how you would engage in the Law School community.
Supplemental Essay Notes
This is required.
Addenda Prompt

Diversity Statements & Addenda


This section is optional.

You may use this attachment slot to include a diversity statement and optional addenda to your application if any are necessary for a full representation of your candidacy.

Yale Law School welcomes, but does not require, a diversity statement, which many applicants submit to help us learn more about them and how they would contribute to our community. Other applicants choose not to include diversity statements, especially if they have otherwise covered key aspects of their backgrounds and experiences in their applications. One way to decide whether to include a diversity statement is to consider those aspects of your identity that are core to who you are, and make sure they are represented in your application.

Separate from a diversity statement, you may include optional addenda, for example, explanations related to test scores or transcripts. It is not necessary to include any, and many applicants do not include addenda.
Addenda Notes
This is an open-ended addendum prompt, which could be used to submit a diversity statement, GPA addendum, LSAT addendum, or work or study break addendum, among others.
Notable Short-Answer App Questions

Notable Short-Answer Questions


11. Assistance
We know that the law school application process requires significant effort. It is helpful for us to understand the application preparation resources that were available to you so that we can more fully understand the context in which you prepared your application.

1. Did you receive any unpaid assistance in preparing this application?

2. If your answer to Question 11.1 is yes, please indicate who assisted you (e.g., prelaw advisor, family member) and the nature of the assistance (e.g., proofreading, generating essay ideas). (maximum characters 1000)

3. Did you pay for any assistance in preparing this application?

4. If your answer to Question 11.3 is yes, please specify who assisted you and the nature of the assistance (e.g., proofreading, generating essay ideas). (maximum characters 1000)

5. Did you take an LSAT or GRE preparation course or work with a tutor?

6. If your answer to Question 11.5 is yes, please very briefly provide additional details. (maximum characters 1000)
Scholarship Essays / Other

College Activities [Required]


Please answer a, b, and c separately from the included résumé and in any format you choose. Please note that we anticipate significant duplication between this section and your résumé; the purpose of this section is to present your activities in a manner and order that is helpful to our review of your application. This section should be brief, and, in general, applicants should be able to provide this information in no more than 1–2 pages.

(a) It is helpful for us to understand what you did during those terms when you were not in school during your undergraduate education (including summers and any other term(s) when you were not in school). This should include, for example, paid or unpaid employment or internships and study abroad. Please list these activities in order of relative importance to you.
provide a brief description;
state the approximate start and end date;
estimate the hours per week you committed; and
note whether it was paid or unpaid.
(b) Please list those activities you participated in during the terms while you were also taking classes as part of your undergraduate education. This should include, for example, extracurricular activities and paid or unpaid employment or internships. Please list these in order of relative importance to you. For each activity, please:
provide a brief description;
state the approximate start and end date;
estimate the hours per week you committed; and
note whether it was paid or unpaid.
(c) Please list and very briefly describe any other activities during your undergraduate education (in or out of school) that you consider relevant if not otherwise described above. This may include, for example, a significant thesis or capstone project; or significant personal or familial responsibilities.



## Post-college Activities [Optional]


This section is optional.

If it has been more than three months since you attended college, describe what you have been doing in any format you choose. You should include graduate or professional education, paid or unpaid employment, as well as any other activities that you consider relevant. Please answer this question separately from any information provided in your résumé. Please note that we anticipate significant duplication between this section and your résumé; the purpose of this section is to present your post-college activities in a manner and order that is helpful to our review of your application. This section should be brief, and, in general, applicants should be able to provide this information in no more than one page, unless they have extensive post-graduate or professional experience.

For each activity (aside from additional education), please:
provide a brief description;
state the approximate start and end date;
estimate your time commitment; and
note whether it was paid or unpaid.
C&F Questions

12. Character & Fitness


Please note that your answers to the following questions and any information included in your Character and Fitness attachment may become part of the character and fitness review of the bar in the states in which you intend to practice. 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.

If your answer to either of the following Character and Fitness questions is yes, include an attachment describing the circumstances.

1. Are there any felony or misdemeanor charges pending against you, or have you ever been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony or misdemeanor? You may answer “no” if your record has been expunged or sealed, if your conviction has been vacated, or if you have been pardoned.

2. At any educational institution you have attended, have you ever been found responsible for misconduct of any kind or deficient scholarship, or are there any charges pending?

C&F Criminal

If you answered yes to Character and Fitness question 12.1, please include an attachment describing the circumstances, and, if you wish, provide information that will help us understand the context of your behavior and the outcome of this experience for you and others. The Admissions Office understands that excellent applicants may have made mistakes, and answering “yes” does not disqualify you from consideration for admission to the Law School. Please note that the information included in your Character and Fitness attachment as well as answers to the Character and Fitness questions may become part of the character and fitness review of the bar in the state(s) in which you intend to practice. Admission to the practice of law depends not only on adequate academic performance in law school and successful completion of the bar examination, but also on satisfaction of the requirements of the particular jurisdiction as to proof of good character. These requirements differ from state to state, and applicants should inform themselves of the requirements of the jurisdictions in which they are interested.

C&F Academic

If you answered yes to Character and Fitness question 12.2, please include an attachment describing the circumstances.

Please note that the information included in your Character and Fitness attachment as well as answers to the Character and Fitness questions may become part of the character and fitness review of the bar in the state(s) in which you intend to practice. Admission to the practice of law depends not only on adequate academic performance in law school and successful completion of the bar examination, but also on satisfaction of the requirements of the particular jurisdiction as to proof of good character. These requirements differ from state to state, and applicants should inform themselves of the requirements of the jurisdictions in which they are interested.

Résumé Instructions
Please submit a résumé. You must answer the College and Post-college Activities questions separately from this included résumé. Generally, résumés should be 1–2 pages in length.
ED Notes
Future LSAT Registration Policy
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Key to Section Headers
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Heading
Meaning
1
L50
50th Percentile LSAT—aka LSAT median
2
G50
50th Percentile GPA—aka GPA Median
3
Accepts GRE?
Can you apply with a GRE score instead of an LSAT score?
4
Offers ED?
Can you apply early decision?
5
ED Scholarship
A few schools (Northwestern, Berkeley) offer automatic scholarships to students admitted early decision. We'll put the total (three-year) amount of the scholarship in this column—or leave it blank if there's no scholarship.
6
ED Deadline
The deadline for your early decision application. Some schools (Cornell, Duke) have more than one round of ED. In such case, we'll put the
final
early decision deadline.
7
Diversity Statement Title, Prompt, and Notes
Not all schools use the term "diversity statement," but we use it to indicate an essay that…
Asks about race, ethnicity, socio-economic factors, or anything that makes applicant different.
Is intended to help a school figure out more about your background and demographics.
8
Supplemental Essay Title, Prompt, and Notes
Most schools won't use the words "supplemental essay," but we use it to indicate essays that…
Contain interview-type questions, questions about your leadership experience, questions about your motivation, or questions about why you want to go to this school in particular.
Are intended to help the schools figure out another dimension of your personality, not your background.
9
Addenda Title, Prompt, and Notes
Not all schools use the term "addendum," but we use it to indicate catch-all questions that might let you…
Give contextual information about your grades, LSAT scores, or résumé.
Send an unsolicited "why X" essay.
Explain something questionable.
10
Scholarship Essays or Other
All law schools will automatically consider you for
, and all law schools will let you apply for
. We've used this category to note named scholarships that require separate essays for consideration as well other programs that require separate application materials.
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