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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.
- Regular Decision Applicants – August 1, 2020
- Early Decision Applicants – December 20, 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.
- One letter of recommendation is required, and we will accept up to four.
- 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): To meet the official transcripts requirement, we will accept official transcripts that have been sent to LSAC which are included in your CAS report. If 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 prior to October 15 in the year of entry.
- Send transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
Liberty University School of Law
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515
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Step 4: Submit your electronic application to Liberty University School of Law
Attach a Personal Statement:
A personal statement is a required and important part of your application. The personal statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions committee. It should provide insight about your passion for and commitment to studying law and pursuing a career in the legal profession. Additionally, it should detail your interest in Liberty University School of Law, including your perspective on faith, life, mortality, and why the law school’s distinct mission appeals to you. The personal statement must be your own work. This means that the ideas and expressions originated with you, and you wrote all drafts and the final product. It does not preclude asking family members, friends, pre-law advisors, and others from proofreading assistance or general feedback. A suggested format for your personal statement is an essay of two to four pages, double-spaced, using a 12-point font.
Attach a Résumé detailing your employment history and all extra-curricular and community activities. A résumé is optional but strongly recommended.
Step 5: Check the status of your application
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.
Step 6: Interview with the Admissions Committee (case-by-case basis)
Step 1: Sign and return the Admissions Acceptance Agreement
Step 2: Sign and return the Scholarship Acceptance Agreement (if applicable)
Step 3: Pay Confirmation Deposit ($300)
Step 4: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*
Step 6: Complete Financial Check-In (FCI) after you have been registered for classes
*The FAFSA is only required if the student plans to take out federal student loans.
Step 1: Professionalism Ceremony & Dean’s Reception: August 10, 2020
Step 2: Attend the Systematic Approach to Integrated Legal Studies (Set Your S.A.I.L.S.), New Student Orientation: August 10-21, 2020
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