Admissions - J.D.

Admission to Southwestern’s J.D. programs is based on a number of factors that may be predictive of an applicant's success in the study of law. Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution prior to enrollment.

Applications for the first-year entering class are accepted for the Fall semester only. Every applicant must register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) which will provide Southwestern with the applicant’s Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores and a summary of all undergraduate academic work.

In addition to the information provided by the LSAC, each applicant must complete an Application File as outlined in the Application Process and Requirements section below.