Once you’ve researched and chosen the best schools that match your academic interests and career goals, it’s time to prepare for law school applications. Prospective law students should set up a Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) account as the central hub to streamline your application process, including the submission of letters of recommendation (LOR) and maintaining your LSAT score history. All law school applications are hosted within the LSAC portal and allow you to submit commonly asked questions and data across multiple college and university applications.
Applying to Law School
After completing the LSAC account registration, focus on organizing required materials and paperwork to complete the application process:
A completed and signed Application for Admission, which includes a required personal statement, activity/extracurricular list and resume. Personal statements are a strong platform for law school applicants to showcase their passion and qualifications to the admissions committee. Read our tips for writing a strong personal statement.
A nonrefundable application fee of $65.
A current Credential Assembly Service (CAS) file consisting of a recent LSAT score (taken within the last five years) and all academic transcripts. If you haven't already taken the LSAT, be sure you are registered and ready to go for the test date of your choice. Registering early will ensure that you are placed at the testing center of your choice.
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.
The Admissions Process
Seton Hall Law prides itself in selecting budding legal talent through a combination of competitive academic records, LSAT scores, relevant experience and character.
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.
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.