Fri Nov 21 2014   
J.D. with Advanced Standing
 

How to Apply

For Fall 2015 consideration, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis from September 3, 2014 until May 15, 2015, as space permits.  The deadline for priority applications is February 1, 2015.

 

1. Application Process

 

Submit application through LSAC Electronic Application Service.

 

Important note: Once you have submitted your application through LSAC, please let us know by sending an email with your LSAC account number to ajd@law.arizona.edu, so that we can be sure that LSAC forwards your application to us.

 

 

2. Application Requirements

 

(All documentation/information should be submitted through LSAC.)

 

Official University Transcripts

All transcripts should be submitted through Law School Admissions Council's Credential Assembly Service. (Please note that LSAC charges fees for services through the Credential Assembly Service.)

 

Resume

The resume should summarize your education, work experience, any publications, and other relevant credentials and accomplishments.

 

Personal Statement

The personal statement is both a writing sample and an opportunity to discuss your unique characteristics and personal qualities, including educational and work experiences, talents and special interests, socioeconomic background, involvement in community affairs and public service, or any events or circumstances that have helped shape your life or given it direction. It should not exceed three double-spaced pages in length.

 

Two or more letters of recommendation

At least one letter of recommendation should be from a faculty member at the institution awarding the first law degree. If not, please explain why this is not available in the appropriate departmental question on the application. Applicants who hold an LLM degree must submit at least one recommendation from an instructor at the institution that granted their LLM degree. The strongest recommendations are substantive and detail the applicant's analytical abilities and writing skills. It is worth making a significant effort to communicate with your recommenders regarding the need for detail.

 

TOEFL or IETLS Report

Proof of English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English, and who do not qualify for a waiver. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT or higher is expected. Alternatively, we will accept an overall IELTS score of 7.5 score and no subsection less than 7.0.

 

 

*Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Applicants should acquaint themselves with the bar admission requirements of the states in which they intend to practice. A link to the websites of the various state bars can be found here: Bar Associations.

 

 

Updated: 11/13/2014