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Juris Doctor (JD)

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We accept applications for our Full-time and Weekend JD (part-time) programs beginning October 1 for the fall term. The Admissions Committee begins application file review in December, and we release decisions on a rolling basis beginning in early January. Your file is complete when you have submitted:

  1. Application form
    Our online application form is available through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).
  2. Official transcripts
    You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). The CAS report also includes LSAT scores, letter(s) of recommendation, and official transcripts.
  3. Letter of Recommendation
    We require one letter of recommendation, which you can submit through LSAC. Your recommender should address your ability to successfully complete law studies.
  4. Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
    All applicants must take the LSAT, which is administered by LSAC six times a year. We will consider your highest score from the past 5 years.
  5. Personal Statement
    We want to know your motivation for continuing your schooling, your career aspirations, how you believe our program will help you meet your goals, and how you plan to contribute to the law school community. Your two-page statement can be submitted through the online application.
  6. Resume
    A current resume or curriculum vitae can be uploaded through the online application.
  7. Character & Fitness Questions
    You must complete all questions in the character and fitness section of the application. If you answer affirmative to any questions, you must provide a detailed explanation or your application will be considered incomplete.
  8. Qualification for Admissions to the Bar
    In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. You are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which you intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
  1. Transcript evaluation. If you completed any postsecondary work outside of the United States or Canada (except for study abroad coursework), regardless of the language of the instruction or transcript, you must submit your transcripts through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Authentication and Evaluation.
  2. English language test requirement. An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 100. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 7.0. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of JD Admissions & Scholarship at 312-915-7170 or law-admissions@LUC.edu.

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