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JD, Juris Doctor

ASU offers four ways for first-year JDs to apply to law school: special admission for O'Connor Merit Scholars program (binding), early admission (non-binding), regular admission, and admission through the ASU Achievement program for select ASU students. Each option has its own attributes and set of requirements. ASU Law will accept JD applications for fall 2016 starting September 10, 2015. ASU Law enrolls one first-year JD class each year.

Application Deadlines

**Special Admission** - O'Connor Merit Scholars Program (Binding):  March 1, 2016
Early Admission (Non-Binding):  November 15, 2015
Regular Admission:  March 1, 2016
ASU Achievement Program (for select ASU students): March 1, 2016

Application Process - Special Admission - O'Connor Merit Scholars Program (Binding)

The O’Connor Merit Scholars program is a special admission process for applicants who have researched other law schools and are certain they want to attend ASU Law. These applicants receive the best consideration and are given priority review in our rolling admissions process. Applicants admitted to the O'Connor Merit Scholars program will be awarded a generous merit scholarship. Applicants will also receive a decision (admit, deny, or hold) within 14 days of application completion. Applicants put on hold will move into the regular admissions process. To be considered for the O'Connor Merit Scholars program, you must:

Please be advised that the O'Connor Merit Scholars program is binding. Students admitted through the O'Connor Merit Scholars program will be required to accept the offer of admission, pay a seat deposit with ASU, and withdraw all other current or pending applications. Space is limited, so early applications are strongly encouraged. Seat deposit will be waived for those who accept admission under the O'Connor Merit Scholars program.

To see a copy of the Binding Admissions Contract verbiage, go here. Please note, this is not the actual contract; you will receive the official contract as part of your ASU Law admissions forms through LSAC.

* See bottom of page for instruction on application completion.

Application Process - Early Admission (Non-Binding)

This process is for applicants who want to start planning for law school early. All non-binding early admission applicants will receive a decision (admit, deny, or hold) within 21 days of application completion. Applications put on hold will move into the regular admissions process. To be considered for early admission, you must:

* See bottom of page for instruction on application completion.

Application Process - Regular Admission

To be considered a timely applicant for regular admission, you must:

* See bottom of page for instruction on application completion.

Application Process - ASU Achievement Program (for select ASU students)

Arizona State University undergraduate students or alumni are eligible to apply to ASU Law without taking the LSAT. In order to be eligible for this program, the following four requirements must be met:

  1. a. You must be currently enrolled at ASU as an undergraduate student who will graduate before the start of the fall 2016 semester, or 
    b. Have received your bachelor’s degree from ASU after August 2015, or 
    c. Be seeking a JD in combination with another graduate degree under a joint degree program at ASU.
  2. a. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or above through six semesters of ASU academic work, and
    b. You must have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the ACT or SAT if you are applying as an undergraduate student (under 1a or 1b above), or
    c. Have scored at or above the 85th percentile on the GRE or GMAT if you are applying as a graduate student (under 1c above). 
  3. Any admitted applicant (under 1c above) who is not admitted to a joint degree program will have their offer of admission rescinded.
  4. You must have not taken and do not plan to take the LSAT. Any admitted applicant who violates this commitment will have their offer of admission rescinded.

To be considered for the ASU Achievement program, you must:

*In order for an application to be considered complete, it must include:

Documents and application fees should be submitted through LSAC when applicable, or to ASU directly either electronically to asulaw.admissions@asu.edu, or by mail to ASU Law Admissions Office, P.O. Box 877906, Tempe, AZ 85287. 

Please refer to the special instructions for Foreign Educated Applicants.

Questions

Contact ASU Law Office of Admissions or call 480.965.1474.

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