Admissions - J.D.

NOTICE RE: LSAT ADMINISTRATIONS: In light of the March, April, and June in-person LSAT cancellations, we would like to provide an update on the exams we accept for Fall 2020 admission. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has decided to administer an online, remotely-proctored version of the LSAT - called the LSAT-Flex - during the week of May 18th and another during the week of June 14th. LSAC anticipates releasing scores from the May LSAT-Flex by June 5th, and scores from the June LSAT-Flex by June 30th.

Assuming LSAC meets these score reporting deadlines, Southwestern will be able to consider scores from the May LSAT-Flex administration for admission into either the two-year accelerated program (which begins June 15th) or the three- and four-year programs (which begin August 12th).

We will accept June LSAT-Flex scores for consideration of admission into the three-year full-time program or four-year part-time programs. However, because scores from the June LSAT-Flex will be released after the start of the two-year accelerated program (SCALE), we cannot use June LSAT-Flex scores as consideration for that program.

Here you will find information on the actual process of applying to Southwestern Law School, including deadlines. You will also see a chart showing your prospects for admission and other consumer information from the American Bar Association. You can check on the status of your application or get to the Registration and Academic Records page from here.

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 provides 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.