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How to Apply


First-year applications are considered for Fall Semester admission only. In order to apply, you must have or plan to obtain a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a foreign equivalent prior to your anticipated date of enrollment.


The application is available electronically on the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website. All supporting documentation must be submitted through a valid Credential Assembly Service (CAS) account.

Required Parts:

  1. A completed and signed Application for Admission, which includes a required personal statement, activity/extracurricular list and resume.
  2. A nonrefundable application fee of $65.
  3. A current CAS file consisting of a recent LSAT score (taken within the last five years) and all academic transcripts.
  4. A current letter of recommendation (written within the last two years). An additional one or two letters and/or LSAC Evaluations are strongly encouraged.

Go to LSAC website


Admission to Seton Hall Law is selective and competitive. Decisions are based primarily on academic record and LSAT score, but work experience, school or community service and other interests are taken into consideration. The volume of applications received prevents our use of interviews, but we encourage you to utilize the personal statement in the application to convey the information you would impart in an interview.

Consumer information on Seton Hall Law is published in the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools.

Statement on Character, Fitness & Qualifications for Bar Admission

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Acceptance by the law school does not guarantee certification by the state bar examiners. If you are concerned about facts that may affect your eligibility to practice law, you should discuss the matter with the Board of Bar Examiners in the state and jurisdiction where you expect to practice.

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