If you have a non-U.S. law degree, you may be eligible to apply via Advanced Admissions for Non-U.S. Lawyers. This program offers an accelerated path, allowing you to earn your JD in two years. An LSAT score is not required to apply via Advanced Admissions. More information is available here, along with application instructions.
If you are an international student seeking admission to the JD program, and do not have a non-U.S. law degree, you must apply as first-year student as outlined above in the General Application Requirements.
Most international applicants must also submit transcripts for any postsecondary academic work completed outside the United States, its territories, or Canada through the LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service (JD-CAS).
However, if you completed foreign work through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution, and if that work is clearly indicated as such on your transcript, you do not need to submit materials through JD-CAS.
Finally, if your undergraduate degree is from a school where English was not the language of instruction, you must submit a TOEFL score to LSAC. Contact the Educational Testing Service, and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC (institution code number 0058, department code 03). In general, the target scores candidates should submit are a TOEFL score of approximately 100 iBT or IELTS overall score of 7.5. We also look at the breakdown of subsection scores for listening, speaking, writing and reading.
Our application deadline for the Fall 2017 entering class is July 15, 2017.