The deadline to apply for the fall 2018 incoming JD class is July 9, 2018.
The following items must be submitted to complete our JD application.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Scores or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
Arizona Law accepts either the LSAT or GRE, as long as the score was earned within five years of the expected date of entry into law school. If you have already taken the LSAT, your LSAT score will be used in making your admissions decision. You may apply before you take the LSAT or GRE or receive your score, but your application will not be complete until we have received your official score report for either test.
Applicants who take the LSAT must only submit an application to the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and participate in the Credential Assembly Service provided by LSAC. LSAC will then forward your LSAT results for the prior five years to us as part of their comprehensive application services.
Applicants who elect to take the GRE (instead of the LSAT) must instruct the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law all GRE test scores from the prior 5 year period. Applicants who have taken the GRE can log into their ETS account and select the University of Arizona as a recipient of GRE results using the ETS UA code: 4832.
Applicants electing to take the GRE must also participate in the LSAC Credential Assembly Service.
Applicants who plan to practice law should also note that bar admission requires consideration of character and moral fitness. We encourage you to learn more about various state bar associations and legal ethics as you plan your law education.
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.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2017