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College of Law Admission Requirements

The College of Law is committed to attracting qualified applicants from a wide variety of educational and career backgrounds. The University of La Verne College of Law reviews applications on a continual basis and accepts applications until the class is full.

Fall 2021: Priority Deadline is July 31, 2021.
Spring 2021: Priority Deadline is December 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the College of Law.
  2. Submit your required materials. They include the following:
    • Complete application.
    • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended at the undergraduate and graduate level.
      • The California Committee of Bar Examiners, in accordance with Rule 4.25, requires applicants to have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college work. This completed work must be equivalent to at least half that required for a bachelor’s degree from a college or university that has degree-granting authority from the state in which it is located; and completed with a grade average adequate for graduation.
    • LSAT, GRE, GMAT, DAT, or MCAT scores (make sure you use school code 004831 for the University of La Verne). Note: Applicants may be accepted without any of the above referenced graduate admission test scores based on demonstrated academic excellence.
    • At least one letter of recommendation.
    • Personal statement.
    • Resume.
    • Relevant addenda addressing issues pertaining to: criminal background; academic background; and/ or prior law school enrollment.
  3. Check your application status using our status checker. If something is missing, you can submit it to lawadm@laverne.edu, be sure to include your La Verne student ID number.
  4. Instructions to International Applicants
    • Transcripts and degree certificates: JD applicants bearing undergraduate/graduate coursework and degree(s) received from foreign institutions outside the U.S. (including its territories) and/or Canada should send their records to: Law School Admission Council, 662 Penn Street, Box-2000M, Newtown, PA 18940-0993.
    • English Language Proficiency: International applicants whose native language is not English must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test.
      • A passing TOEFL iBT scores is: 100 or above with 20 or above in each section.
      • A passing IELTS scores is: 7 or above with 7 or above in each band.
      • A passing Duolingo English Test score is: 120 or above
      • Individuals who meet one of the following conditions are exempted from the English language proficiency requirement: U.S. Citizens; U.S. Permanent Residents; International students who completed the entirety of their baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited school located in the U.S.; International students who are native English speakers or hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction.

After your materials are submitted, the faculty of the College of Law will evaluate your file. You may be invited to interview by our admissions committee. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis starting in April and are issued through August. Contact the College of Law for information about transfer admissions.