The College of Law is committed to attracting qualified applicants from a wide variety of educational and career backgrounds. Applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university. The Admissions Committee, comprised of faculty members, seeks out applicants with solid undergraduate academic performance and a competitive LSAT score. The Committee also considers qualitative information, such as writing ability, letters of recommendation, employment history, community service, maturity, and leadership.
A complete application to the College of Law includes:
- A completed and signed application form
- LSAT score report
- A $50 application fee
- A personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Current LSDAS subscription
All applicants are required to register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). LSDAS keeps records of letters of recommendation, transcripts, and the LSAT score. Additionally, students who are admitted and who accept the College of Law’s offer of admission will be required to submit official transcripts directly to the College of Law prior to registration for classes. For more information, visit www.lsac.org or telephone (215) 968-1001.
Special note to applicants regarding admission to practice law (character and fitness):
The University of La Verne College of Law encourages applicants to contact the state bar in those states in which they have an interest to secure information on the bar examination and certain character requirements. Bar examiners in most states review the character and fitness of applicants for a law license and seek background information on each applicant that is relevant to the appropriateness of granting a professional credential. Failure to disclose background information on the application including prior criminal offenses or other disciplinary actions can result in revocation of the admissions offer or other disciplinary action including dis-enrollment after matriculation.