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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 on the LSAC website
    *No application fee required
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Optional: Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  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 on the LSAC website
    *No application fee required
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Optional: Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  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 on the LSAC website
    *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 Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  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. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.