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Law Application Process

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We operate under a rolling admissions system, but we suggest you submit your application by March 1 for fall admission and scholarship consideration.

Applying as a First-Year Student


Application Materials

  • Application Form
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation

In order to apply you must

Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
There is no ideal major or required major for law school. Today law students are graduates from all fields of study, including business, education, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, nursing and social sciences. More important is pursuing a program that teaches one to think logically, read carefully and write well.

Take the LSAT.
The LSAT is a demanding standardized test and we recommend that you prepare for it seriously and carefully. The LSAT is usually offered several times a year, please check the schedule directly with LSAT (link below). We accept LSAT scores earned within five years previous to the application date. Please note that if you take the test more than once, we use your higher LSAT score. 

Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

This service will send your transcripts, application and letters of recommendation to the law school. Quinnipiac’s LSAC code is 3973.

Application Materials

  1. Complete the application form.
    Complete the electronic application using CAS. CAS will ensure we receive your application. Quinnipiac’s LSAC code is 3973.
  2. Request that all transcripts be sent to CAS.
    Request transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate school attended. All transcripts should be sent directly to the Credential Assembly Service.
  3. Draft your personal statement.
    Quinnipiac University School of Law is interested in learning more about you as an individual.  The personal statement is your opportunity to share with us your unique life experiences, what is important to you and what makes you want to pursue a legal education. A carefully crafted, well-written and concise statement is what we are looking for as we seek to learn more about you and assess your writing ability. This essay should reflect solely your own work and not exceed 750 words.
  4. Submit a resume.
    We require a resume that clearly outlines life, work, education and community service experience.
  5. Arrange for at least two letters of recommendation.
    Consider asking academic professors or employers to provide positive, accurate statements on your behalf. These documents should be sent directly to CAS. Quinnipiac University School of Law requires a total of two letters or recommendation and will accept up to three.
  6. Explore your financial options.
    If you’re applying for financial aid, there are a number of steps you must take.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Transfer applications are considered from students who possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and who are in good standing in a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school after one full year of study.

Students wishing to be considered for transfer must complete an application for admission to the law school and indicate that they are applying for transfer admission.

Transfer applicants must also submit:

  • A letter of good academic standing from their law school including class rank 
  • An official law school transcript recording all course work attempted
  • A current CAS report (through LSAC)
  • An application following the first-year process (through LSAC)

The maximum number of credits a student can transfer from another law school is 30 credits. Credits accepted from other law schools are transferred with the grade of "Pass." No credits are transferred for grades below C (2.0).

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Applying for the JD / MBA Program

  • Applicants who plan to enroll in our joint degree program (JD/MBA) must apply to and be accepted by both the School of Law and School of Business.
  • It is possible for students who have not yet completed their degree requirements for one program to apply to the other school to be considered for a joint degree.
  • Each school assists in adapting the program to the needs and interests of the enrolled student by approving schedules and joint credits for courses.
  • Students may register as joint degree candidates upon entrance to either or both programs. The earlier one is accepted into both programs and declares pursuit of both degrees, the more beneficial the joint degree program is in the practical savings of time and credits.
  • Students must file separate applications and fulfill requirements for both the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). However, if an applicant is accepted first to the School of Law, the GMAT is not required.
  • Upon admission to the joint degree program, the enrolled student must meet with the director of the School of Business' MBA program and the associate dean of the School of Law for advisement. Students may attend either full-time or part-time. Because each applicant's credentials are evaluated based on education and experience, prerequisite courses may be required.

For more information on the MBA program, please contact:

Lisa Sala Braiewa
Director of the MBA program or

Applying for the Health Law LLM Program

The Health Law LLM provides an opportunity for individuals who have already earned their JDs to receive specialized training and gain expertise in the health law field. It can be completed on a full- or part-time basis and is designed to permit both junior and experienced lawyers to enhance their knowledge of health law and demonstrate their commitment to that field of practice.

Admission is limited to graduates of ABA-accredited law schools with strong records of academic achievement and/or of achievement in practice. Only a handful of students are admitted each year.

Application Process / Requirements for LLM:

  • Admissions application
  • Personal statement
  • Official law school transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Application for admission and accompanying documents should be submitted approximately two months prior to entering semester.

LLM candidates are required to complete 24 credits, at least 18 of which are earned in designated health law courses. Of those 18 credits, three are in a required advanced research/thesis course that culminates in the writing of a master's thesis of length and quality suitable for law review publication.

Six of the 24 credits may be earned in non-health law courses, subject to the approval of the program director. Students in the LLM program may not take courses that substantially duplicate those completed in their JD program studies. LLM candidates must maintain a 2.80 GPA.

Tuition for the LLM program for the 2014-2015 academic year is $1,620 per credit hour.

To apply for the Health Law LLM please contact the Office of Admissions at 203-582-3400 or

Apply for the Health Care Compliance Certificate

Admission to the Health Care Compliance Certificate program of study is considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Individuals who have experience in the health care industry and hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university are encouraged to apply. The program of study is also available to Quinnipiac master of business administration students, juris doctor students and law students pursuing a combined JD/MBA degree. 

Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. A complete application consists of an application form accompanied by the application fee, two recommendations (professional), a current resume, personal statement and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate academic coursework.

For more information, please call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 800-462-1944 or e-mail

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