Fall 2020 applications open on September 1, 2019 and will remain open until July 15, 2020.
All application materials must be received by July 15, 2020 to be considered for Fall 2020 enrollment.
Early Decision applications open on September 1, 2019 and will remain open until January 15, 2020.
All early decision application materials must be received by January 15, 2020 to be considered for early decision.
Unsure if you should apply as an early decision applicant? Review the early decision frequently asked questions[PDF] to learn if early decision is right for you.
Residential Program Applications:
Fall 2020 - Early Decision
JD Interactive Application
Fall 2020 - Early Decision
1. You will be taken to the LSAC web site to complete your online application and submit all necessary supporting materials.
2. If you have an account with LSAC, use your User ID and Password to log into the system.
3. If you do not yet have an LSAC account, you will need to register for one.
4. Check your application status online. Application statuses will be updated daily, Monday-Friday.
To Apply for Financial Aid:
Joint Degree Applicants:
The admissions process for master's programs is separate and must be done through the Syracuse University Graduate School. Joint degree students can apply to a master's program at the same time as applying to the College of Law, or during the first year of law school. Joint degree students must begin at the College of Law and will consider the College of Law their home school. Once accepted to the master's program, students begin graduate coursework in their second year. Here is more information related to joint degrees.
Review the Graduate Admissions Application website for details on graduate programs and steps to apply.
1. Obtain a score on the LSAT*
We recommend that you take the LSAT no later than March of the year prior to the year you wish to enroll. Scores from the June test will be considered, but may delay the admission decision. LSAT scores cannot be more than five years old (test date 2015 or later).
2. Register with the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
3. Obtain transcripts of all previous college or university study and submit through CAS.
4. Obtain 2-4 letters of recommendation and submit through the CAS.
Statements from persons familiar with your qualifications for the study of law, especially professors under whom you have studied, often prove helpful.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR:
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. Admissions decisions will not be affected by participation in or disciplinary action associated with peaceful, meaningful protest. We still ask applicants to disclose any action to comply with rules set forth by most state's board of bar examiners.
Consult the State Bar Examiner's Office of the states in which you intend to practice law, regarding character and fitness for admission to the bar.
Note: Financial Aid priority deadline of February 15