Admissions - J.D.

NOTICE RE: LSAT ADMINISTRATIONS: In light of the cancellation of the March LSAT, we would like to provide an update on the exams we accept for Fall 2020 admission. For those interested in applying to our 2-year accelerated program, which begins in June, the latest exam applicants can take is the April 25th administration. For those interested in applying to our 3-year full-time program or either of our 4-year part-time programs, the latest exam applicants can take is the June 8th exam.


Here you will find information on the actual process of applying to Southwestern Law School, including deadlines. You will also see a chart showing your prospects for admission and other consumer information from the American Bar Association. You can check on the status of your application or get to the Registration and Academic Records page from here.

Admission to Southwestern’s J.D. programs is based on a number of factors which may be predictive of an applicant's success in the study of law. Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution prior to enrollment.

Applications for the first-year entering class are accepted for the Fall Semester only. Every applicant must register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) which will provides Southwestern with the applicant’s Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores and a summary of all undergraduate academic work.

In addition to the information provided by the LSAC, each applicant must complete an Application File as outlined in the Application Process and Requirements.