Application Requirements for Law School

Contact Us: (434) 592-5300  lawadmissions@liberty.edu

Education Requirements

To be admitted to Liberty's J.D. program, you'll need a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. Inquiries about exceptions should be addressed to the Office of Admissions.

Application

Register and apply online through Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Complete each section of the Application for Admission, which includes your Personal Profile Statement. All questions must be answered completely. Please keep us informed of any address changes during your application process.

LSAT and CAS

To apply, you must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). We require “official transcripts,” received directly from the educational institutions attended, or those sent to Liberty University (by any party) within the original, sealed, university envelope. We will also accept copies of “official transcripts” that have been sent to LSAC as an off-site third-party provider. (If the transcripts are sent to LSAC before a degree has been conferred, we will require a final “official transcript” with degree conferral to be sent directly to us from the educational institution before the deadline of October 15).

Letters Of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation. One letter should address your academic abilities and the other should be a personal recommendation. We recommend that you submit your letters through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Letter of Recommendation Service. Letters submitted through CAS will be copied and sent to us along with your LSAC report. 

Character & Fitness

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.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners conducts character investigations on all applicants to the bar. The Character and Fitness Form is detailed and requires supporting documents. Make sure to allow adequate time to gather and request all required documents.

International Students Deadline

The School of Law must receive all application materials by April 1 of the expected enrollment year for international applicants applying for a student visa.

Résumé

Applicants are encouraged to submit a current résumé with the Application for Admission form. Your résumé should include your work experience, honors, awards, extracurricular activity, and community service.