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How to Apply

J.D. Program

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. Apply Online
    *No application fee required
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Optional: Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  5. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required
    Please see the J.D. application procedures (PDF) for details on applications requirements.

J.D. 1L Regular
Decision
Application

April 15: priority
deadline

  1. Apply Online
    *No application fee required
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Optional: Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  5. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required
  6. Please see the J.D. application procedures (PDF) for details on applications requirements.

J.D. Transfer
Application

July 1 priority
deadline

  1. Apply Online
    *No application fee required
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Official Law School Transcript
  4. One Letter of Recommendation from a law school professor (optional)
  5. Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  6. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required
  7. Dean’s Letter of Good Standing

J.D. Visiting
Application

November 1:
spring enrollment
priority deadline

July 1: fall
enrollment priority
deadline

  1. Apply Online
    *No application fee required
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Official Law School Transcript
  4. Letter of Permission (this letter must approve the transfer of credits from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University toward the J.D. degree at the law school of the applicant’s matriculation.)
  5. Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) Report