How to Apply

Completed Application Checklist, Procedures and Deadlines

Because the various parts of an application must come from several sources, it is your responsibility to see that all required materials reach the Admissions Office. No application will be considered complete for submission to the Admissions Committee until the following materials have been received and processed:


J.D. Early Action
(Non-Binding)
Application

November 15
deadline

  1. Application Form (PDF)
  2. $75 Application Fee, unless applying online
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Optional: Two Letters of Recommendation
  5. Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  6. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required
  7. Early Decision Agreement Form (PDF)
    Please see the J.D. application procedures (PDF) for details on applications requirements.
J.D. 1L Regular
Decision
Application

April 15 priority
deadline
  1. Application Form (PDF)
  2. $75 Application Fee, unless applying online
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Optional: Two Letters of Recommendation
  5. Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  6. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required
  7. Please see the J.D. application procedures (PDF) for details on applications requirements.

J.D. Transfer
Application

May 15: Early
Action deadline

July 1: priority
deadline

  1. Application Form (PDF)
  2. $75 Application Fee, unless applying online
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Official Law School Transcript
  5. One Letter of Recommendation from a law school professor
  6. Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  7. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required
  8. Dean's Letter of Good Standing
    Please see the Transfer and Visiting Student application procedures (PDF) for details on applications requirements.

J.D. Visiting 3L
Application

November 1:
Spring enrollment
priority deadline

July 1: Fall
enrollment priority
deadline
  1. Application Form (PDF)
  2. $75 Application Fee, unless applying online
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Official Law School Transcript
  5. Dean's Letter of Good Standing (this letter must approve the transfer of credits from Hofstra University School of Law toward the J.D. degree at the law school of the applicant's matriculation.)
  6. Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) Report
  7. Please see the Transfer and Visiting Student application procedures (PDF) for details on applications requirements.

L.L.M. Application
November 1:
Spring enrollment
priority deadline

July 1: Fall
enrollment priority
deadline
  1. LL.M. Procedures and Form (PDF)
  2. $75 Application Fee, unless applying online
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Official Law School Transcript
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation
  6. International Applicants must provide one set of certified translations of the Official Law School Transcript, please see LL.M. Procedures and Form (PDF) for details.