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Submit your 2019-20 application for admission

ADMISSIONS POLICY

The College of Law seeks to select students to become part of the entering class who are capable of undertaking the rigorous study of law, who come from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds, and who are committed to the highest ethical standards as citizens and future lawyers.

The College of Law has a rolling admissions policy, admitting students until the incoming class is full. Our application will remain online until August 1 of every year and we accept scores from the June LSAT. 

Priority Scholarship Deadline – May 1

ONU Law awards a significant amount of merit-based scholarships and need-based grants, totaling more than $2 million each year. These awards recognize exceptional students who possess outstanding academic credentials or show significant need on the FAFSA. To be at the top of our list for these awards, students should submit their application by May 1. Applications completed after this date may have a more difficult time receiving maximum consideration for our full range of scholarship offerings. 

TIMELINE FOR 2019-2020 ADMISSION

May 1, 2019 - Priority Scholarship Deadline

May 17, 2019 - Deadline to interview for the Summer Starter Program

June 3, 2019 - June LSAT administration (we accept June LSAT scores)

June 15, 2019 - Second Deposit Due

August 1, 2019 - Deadline to apply for Fall 2019 entry

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete or be currently working to finish your Bachelor's Degree.
  2. Register with LSAC and decide when you will take the LSAT. ONU Law accepts June 2019 scores for Fall 2019 applicants.
  3. Register with the Credential Assembly Services (CAS). The CAS will compile all LSAT scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation and send them to ONU Law as a complete report.
  4. Request letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or mentors who can speak to your academic achievement and overall readiness to attend a rigorous law school. Letters of Recommendation should be sent to LSAC.
  5. Prepare a personal statement; writing several drafts to ensure no spelling or grammatical errors. The personal statement can be uploaded directly to ONU Law’s online application.
  6. Polish your résumé and make sure all activities, work experience, and leadership roles are up to date. The résumé can be uploaded directly to ONU Law’s online application.
  7. Include a detailed explanation of any character and fitness issues. (If Applicable)
  8. Complete and submit ONU Law’s free online application.
  9. International Applicants and Transfer Applicants must provide additional documentation, which is listed here.
  10. Prior law school information: it is important to indicate on your application if you have ever attended any law school previously. (If Applicable)

Questions?

Contact the Office of Law Admissions at lawadmissions@onu.edu or 419-772-2211.