Admissions Checklist

Learn important steps to take when applying to law school during our admissions application workshop at the next Experience Law.

As you start to think about law school and the application process, the Office of Admissions application checklist is here to guide you through the early stages of your legal education.

Application Deadlines

  • Regular Decision Applicants - July 15, 2019
  • Early Decision Applicants - January 10, 2019

Apply to the School of Law

The following steps are necessary to complete an application:

Step 1: Register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

Step 2: Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

To be considered for admission, your LSAT score must be no more than 5 years old.

Step 3: Register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)

The Credential Assembly Service generates a report that includes your LSAT score, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts, and is sent directly to the law schools you designate.

  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit two (and no more than four) letters of recommendation.
    • For recent college graduates, recommendation letters from college professors who can attest to your academic abilities and aptitude to succeed in a competitive professional program are preferred.
    • For those who are not recent college graduates, recommendation letters from persons familiar with your employment record and achievements are preferred.
  • Transcript(s): Final official transcripts provided to LSAC will meet the law school’s transcript requirement. However, if your degree was conferred after you submitted transcripts to LSAC, final transcript(s) with undergraduate/graduate degree conferral must be received by the law school before the start of orientation. Your matriculation to the law school is conditional upon Liberty Law’s receipt of official transcripts.
    • Send transcripts to:
      Office of Admissions
      Liberty University School of Law
      1971 University Blvd.
      Lynchburg, VA 24515
       

Step 4: Submit your electronic application to Liberty University School of Law

Attach a Personal Statement: A personal statement is your opportunity to share information with the Admissions Committee that is not readily apparent in your standard application materials. 

  • Things that we would like you to address in your personal statement include:
    • Calling. Why do you want to be a lawyer? Describe your personal and professional goals.
    • Mission. Explain your reasons for applying to Liberty University School of Law. Include your perspective on faith, life, and morality, and why the law school's distinct mission is attractive to you.
    • Talents. Share any personal talents, strengths, character traits, and interests that contribute to your preparation to study and practice law.
    • Experience. What educational, employment, and life experiences have contributed to your preparation for the study of law? (Scholastic, civic, and professional honors or awards may be cited here or in your optional résumé.)
    • Influences. Discuss particular factors that have had a significant impact on your personal, professional, or spiritual growth, or your vision for the future.

Attach a Résumé: Detail your employment history and all extra-curricular and community activities. A résumé is optional but strongly recommended.

Step 5: Interview with Admissions Committee (case-by-case basis)

Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will receive a username and password which will allow you to check the status of your application via Applicant Status Online (ASO) or you may contact the Admission’s Office directly.

Accept

Step 1: Sign and return Admissions Acceptance Agreement

Step 2: Sign and return Scholarship Acceptance Agreement (if applicable)

Step 3: Pay Confirmation Deposit ($300)

Step 4: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Step 5: Claim Liberty University ID/Email

Step 6: Complete Financial Check-In (FCI) after you have been registered for classes

Attend

Step 1: Attend the Systematic Approach to Integrated Legal Studies (Set Your S.A.I.L.S.), New Student Orientation: TBD

Step 2: Professionalism Ceremony & Dean’s Reception: TBD


Questions about the Admissions Checklist?

Please contact us at lawadmissions@liberty.edu or call (434) 592-5300.