FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions


What’s so special about Liberty University School of Law?

Distinctively Christian, Liberty University School of Law has attracted national attention for its innovative program of legal education, for the performance of its students, and for its outstanding facilities.  Liberty’s three-year skills program is unmatched in preparing you for practice.  All classrooms, the law library, and three mock trial courtrooms, including the Supreme Courtroom (with a nine-seat bench replicating the U.S. Supreme Court bench), have the latest technologies. This lively campus, with nearly 13,000 residential students, is located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, 180 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. » top


Is the law school fully accredited?

Liberty University School of Law is fully accredited by the ABA.*  Graduates are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any state or U.S. territory. 
 
*The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598, 312-988-5000.» top


What does your student body look like?

Students diverse in age and ethnicity from coast to coast and some foreign localities, including Canada, comprise the student body.  In 2013-2014, students numbered approximately 208, with a low student-faculty ratio of 11 to 1. To maintain this favorable status, the law school intends to keep a modest-sized student body. » top


What’s in it for me?

You can take advantage of a variety of externship opportunities; clinics; opportunities to participate nationally competitive teams, including moot court, negotiation, client counseling, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and transactions; many student organizations and the law review; academic support from faculty and qualified staff and access to the Center for Legal Writing; and career assistance through the Center for Career & Professional Development.  You can also take advantage of the wide variety of events and recreational activities on Liberty University’s more than 7,000-acre campus. » top


Does Liberty offer part-time or online courses? What about dual degrees?

The law school exclusively offers a three-year, full-time, on-site degree program, which starts each fall.  A number of intensives are offered during summer and winter breaks.  The law school offers several dual degree programs which allow law students to obtain a master’s or doctorate degree, along with their law degrees, in less time.  These degrees include the JD/MBA, JD/MDiv, JD/MAR, JD/MEd, JD/EdS, JD/EdD, JD/MA-Human Services, JD/MPH, JD/MA- History, and JD/MA in Public Policy.  The law school also offers a summer study tour in Israel. In the near future, the LLM and PhD in Law will be developed. » top

 
How do I apply?

You may apply at www.LSAC.org, for 2015 admission.» top


When can I apply?

For the 2015 enrollment year, you may apply from September 1, 2014, through June 1, 2015. International applicants should review deadline information and other requirements. To be considered for admission after June 1, you must make arrangements with the Director of Admissions. » top


When should I take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)?

It is wise to sit for the LSAT in June or September/October and no later than December of the year prior to enrollment.  February LSAT scores are accepted for a given enrollment year, but you would have no “fall back” test date in that enrollment year.  Although the Admissions Committee accepts multiple LSAT scores, your highest score will be considered by the committee.» top


Am I eligible for admission?

Applicants who will have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to the fall enrollment term, and who have completed other application requirements are eligible for admission.  There are no particular undergraduate degrees or concentrations required for admission.  Please refer to the law school’s website (law.liberty.edu) for application requirements and information about the admission process.» top


What does this law school look for in an applicant?

While considering such predictors of law school success as prior academic performance and LSAT scores, the law school also values evidence of a calling to law and a desire to learn law from the perspective of the Christian worldview.  An important component of your application is the personal profile statement. Letters of recommendation receive close attention of the Admissions Committee.  Candidate-evaluations will also be considered.» top


What are my opportunities for scholarships and financial aid?

Students at Liberty University School of Law receive scholarship assistance based on several academic predictors.  Scholarships include full-tuition Founder’s Scholarships, partial-tuition Dean’s Scholarships, and limited special scholarships, including a competitive stipend program.  Tuition in 2013-2014 was $29,994. Liberty's tuition rates are the same for in-state and out-of-state residents. The law school’s Coordinator of Financial Aid assists each law student with a personalized financial aid package.» top


Do you offer on-campus housing?

Liberty does not offer on-campus housing for law students, however, there are available housing options near the campus.  Apartments in and around Lynchburg are plentiful and affordable.  Local apartment guides and other information pertaining to housing are made available by the law school.  The law school also provides information to new and returning students about fellow law students seeking to share housing.» top


What are your bar passage and employment rates?

Liberty University School of Law continues to do well on bar pass rates.  The average bar pass rate for all first-time test takers, nationwide, from the law school’s first four graduating classes, 2007-2010, is 80.93%.  Alumni are working in large and small firms, in public interest organizations, with judges, and in the public sector at all levels.  View alumni employment statistics. » top


May I tour the law school and sit in on law classes?

The law school encourages tours and visits to law classes.  To request information, simply visit law.liberty.edu/info.  To ask questions or arrange for a visit, email lawadmissions@liberty.edu or call 434-592-5300 and ask for an Admissions Counselor.» top