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Application Procedure and Requirements

  • Create an account with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
  • Apply online through LSAC. You can also download a paper application, but applying online through LSAC is strongly preferred. If you submit a paper application, the processing time will be longer. The application fee is $70. If you’re applying electronically through LSAC, you will need to pay with a major credit card. If you submit a paper application, please also send a check or money order (details available on the downloadable paper application). Fall 2021 applications will be accepted between September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021.
  • Request transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution you attended. Transcripts must be sent to LSAC directly. This also applies to international transcripts, college-level courses taken in high school, institutions you transferred out of, etc.
  • Submit at least one LSAT score. LSAT scores are transmitted through LSAC’s CAS service. The last LSAT we're accepting for Fall 2021 is February 20, 2021. We do not accept GRE scores at this time.
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation through LSAC’s CAS service. Letters from current or former professors are preferred. If you graduated five or more years ago, professional letters are acceptable. While we require two letters, you can submit up to four.
  • Submit a personal statement along with your application. This should demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and concisely. While the topic is up to you, experience shows the most successful personal statements are the ones that develop a sense of the person and their values, aspirations, and concerns. A discussion of the unique contributions you would likely make to the student body, the legal profession, and ultimately the larger society would also be well received. Personal statements should not exceed two double-spaced pages. We cannot consider additional materials, such as video/audiotapes, term papers, theses, dissertations, articles, memoranda of law, legal briefs, etc.
  • Submit a resume along with your application. Your resume should highlight your professional and academic achievements, in addition to volunteer experiences and extracurricular involvement. While one page is preferred, you may submit a resume that is longer. Please use discretion when determining your resume length.
  • You're also welcome to submit an optional statement and/or addenda.

JD Admissions

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 4-104, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6810

Fax: 212-636-7984

Email: lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu