JD Application Information
Entering First-year JD Application and Instructions
Applicants can apply through either the binding Early Decision Option (EDO) or General Rolling Admissions process.
Early Decision Option: you can apply for either the December or January deadline. If you choose to apply early decision please mark the option on your application and submit the Early Decision Certification. Your file will not be considered complete without the certification. For more information about the Early Decision Option and deadlines click here.
General Rolling Admissions Process: The Committee on Admissions reviews files in the order in which they are received and completed.The priority application deadline is March 1st. Decisions are made on a weekly basis starting in late September through May. Please review this FAQ page for futher details.
Online Application Form
We started accepting applications for Fall 2017 on September 1, 2016. We are automatically waiving the $70.00 application fee for any applications submitted by May 1, 2017. Only the application would need to be received by that date to receive the fee waiver, the CAS report with transcript, LSAT score, and letters of recommendation(s) can follow later.
Applications must be submitted via the Law School Admission Council electronic application service. If you experience any difficulty or require technical assistance with the on-line service, please contact the LSAC Help Desk at 215-968-1393.
Public Interest/Public Scholarship Application - Deadline Extended to January 31, 2017
Created in 2001, the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship is offered to up to 5 full-time entering law students with outstanding academic credentials who demonstrate, through significant past volunteer and community service experience, a strong commitment to practicing law in the public interest or government. The scholarship covers the 86 credits required for graduation, and is renewable for each of a student's three years or full-time study, assuming the student remains in good academic standing and adheres to the general requirements for participation as a PI/PS Scholar.