Special Application Procedures
Applications for the 2-year J.D. program will be reviewed as they are completed; it is therefore in your best interest to apply as early as possible.
You should have your CAS Report and all other required documents ready to be requested by our Office of Admissions by April 15, but we will continue to accept these materials after April 15, subject to the availability of seats in the entering class.
Courses in the 2-year J.D. program for the first incoming class will begin in May.
Law School Admission Test
To be considered for the 2-year J.D. program enrollment option, you must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than the February test date in the year of your anticipated entry.
In addition to the Personal Statement required of all J.D. applicants, you must submit a second essay, one to three pages in length, which describes your interest in and motivation for pursuing the 2-year J.D. program. The essay should not repeat what is already in your Personal Statement, nor should it simply reprise your résumé. Drawing on specific examples and situations, you should delineate those aspects of your personal background, academic record, work history, and volunteer experience that reflect your ability to succeed in the rigorous learning environment of this accelerated program.
Applicants deemed competitive for admission to the 2-year J.D. program will be invited for an evaluative, personal interview with the Dean of Admissions, either in person or by phone or Skype. The purpose of this required interview is to assess your interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, and motivation. The meeting will also provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the program.
Please follow the general admissions process and make sure to review important deadlines, procedures, and financial aid information.