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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 the 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). 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.

Letter(s) Of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required, addressing your academic performance and abilities, preferably from a faculty advisor or professor in your major field of study. If you have been out of school for several years or have served in the military, a letter from an employer or commanding officer is appropriate.

Additional letters of recommendation are not required, however, we will accept a maximum of four letters.

Recommenders may send letters to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) or directly to the School of Law Office of Admissions. It is wise to identify, and request letters from your recommenders very early in the application process. If you choose to use LSAC’s letter of recommendation service, follow the direction for submitting letters outlined at LSAC.org.

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.