J.D. Application Overview

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To be considered for admission to University of Miami School of Law, an applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrolling at the School of Law. The Law School admits first-year students only in the fall semester.

In evaluating an application, Miami, like most schools, carefully reviews an applicant’s undergraduate record and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score(s). However, careful consideration is also given to personal information, such as graduate studies, job history, significant extracurricular and community activities, obstacles overcome, etc.

Important Dates

September 1, 2014 - Miami Law will begin receiving electronic applications and review applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed as soon as all required documents have been received.

December 31, 2014 - As admission decisions and most scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, it is in applicants' best interest to complete their files before the end of the year.

January 9, 2015 - Competitive applicants who complete their files prior to this date will be optimally placed for scholarship consideration.

February 2, 2015 - Completion of the application by this date or earlier is strongly advised to place applicants in the best position for admission. Applications received after this date will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a seat available basis until July 31, 2015.

Special care is taken in the review process to ensure that the entering class is a highly talented and select group, representing a wide variety of cultural, racial, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds. The University of Miami takes great pride in the diversity of its students and faculty, viewing these differences as a major strength. Students are admitted to the School of Law from almost every academic discipline.

Application Information

Applying Electronically (Preferred Method) - Miami's electronic application is available as part of your LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) registration and is a very convenient way to apply. All applicants are required to register for CAS. This easy and efficient option allows you to work on and save your application until you are ready to submit it electronically. LSAC's secure technology ensures that your personal information remains encrypted as it is transported across the Internet and can be referred to at your convenience through your LSAC account.

Application Instructions for the Juris Doctor

First-Year Application

Supplemental Form for Miami Scholars Public Interest Program

Information for International J.D. Applicants

Information for Visiting J.D. Applicants

Information for Transfer J.D. Applicants

Law School Admission Council Website

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