Overview

Opening minds. Opening doors.

Admission to the School of Law is highly selective. We pride ourselves on graduating successful, competitive lawyers who champion professionalism, equity and diverse perspectives in the practice of law.

Applying to law school can be overwhelming. Admissions representatives will do all they can to make the process as straightforward as possible.

 

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A student shown on the steps of the New Haven, Connecticut Superior Court.

Changing the law

Amanda Smallhorn, JD ’18, Deputy Assistant Public Defender with the Connecticut Innocence Project.

Prospective Student Portal

Visit our portal for the latest information on virtual events, info sessions, key dates, LSAC news, and ways to connect with law admissions.

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Student posing a question during a panel discussion at the School of Law to practicing attorneys.

Gabriella Martin JD ’18

Quinnipiac University School of Law alumni Gabriella Martin JD ’18 poses a question during a panel discussion at the School of Law during the school's Gateway to Practice program which gives law students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys in 2018.

1L Class Profile

2020 1L Class Profile

Applications


  • Total applicants – 880
  • First-year students enrolled – 136
  • Total JD students enrolled – 390

Composition


  • Female – 58% 
  • Male – 42%
  • Average age – 25

GPA and LSAT scores


  • LSAT (25th/median/75th) = 149/152/155
  • GPA (25th/median/75th) = 3.17/3.46/3.69

Application Materials

Application materials

Successful lawyers must display a range of skills and talents. That's why we take a holistic approach in our selection process. We weigh your undergraduate record, Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score(s) and any advanced degrees you may have earned. To get a complete picture, we also require that you submit a copy of your resume, at least two letters of recommendation and a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue a legal education. 

All applicants must submit their application and supporting materials using the Law School Admissions Council's (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service (CAS). 

Quinnipiac Law has a priority application deadline of March 1 for optimal fall admissions and scholarship consideration. We encourage you to apply early; however, we operate on a rolling admissions basis and accept applications until August 1.

Amina Seyal, JD '19 studies in the School of Law Center.

Space to explore

Amina Seyal, JD '19 studies in the School of Law Center.

The most important factors considered


  • Undergraduate scholastic record
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores

Other factors we weigh


  • Applicant's personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Advanced degrees
  • Life and work experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Applicant’s ability to enhance the diversity of perspectives represented in our student body
  • LSAT writing sample

Applying as a Transfer Student

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.

Applications are accepted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website.

Application materials


  • A complete application, indicating you are applying for transfer admission.
  • 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)

Credit transfer policy


  • 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).

Connect with Us

Connect with us

Connect with members of the Admissions team and current students to learn more about our programs, the Admissions process, and the Quinnipiac Law community.

Connect with the Admissions team and students

Would you like to learn more about the law school admissions process, meet students from Quinnipiac Law, or learn more about our programs and facilities?  Schedule a meeting to get a better sense of Quinnipiac Law.

Prospective student recruitment events

This fall, School of Law representatives will be attending LSAC online forums.

Prospective student information session

Join us for informative online sessions and lively discussions about Quinnipiac School of Law, the admissions process, financial aid and career development.

Prospective Student Portal

Visit our portal for the latest information on virtual events, info sessions, key dates, LSAC news, and ways to connect with law admissions.

Admitted student open house

Students who have been accepted into the School of Law are invited to attend one of our Admitted Student Open House programs to get an in-depth look at what it is like to study law at Quinnipiac. You will hear students' perspectives on law school, attend a mock class, meet professors and speak with key administrators on topics such as financial aid, course offerings, clinics, externships and housing. These events are held in the spring.

Tuition and Aid

Tuition and financial aid

We realize that financing a legal education is an expensive endeavor. With that in mind, we are committed to helping you find the resources necessary to complete your legal education, regardless of your personal financial situation. Financial aid is available through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

We will address any questions or concerns and make sure you have a clear understanding of how the financial aid process will work throughout your enrollment here. In addition to helping you apply for loans and other assistance, we also offer guidance on personal budgeting, debt management and student loan repayment.