Requirements and Procedures
Admission Requirements

To apply to Widener Law’s JD program, you should: take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and register for the Law School Credential Assembly Service, complete an application, have all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools that you attended submit transcripts to CAS, and submit up to three letters of recommendation through Law School Admission Council’s Letter of Recommendation service.

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications to Widener Law with primary consideration given to undergraduate grade point average and LSAT scores. The Committee also considers previous graduate study, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. To ensure that your qualifications are properly considered, you should submit a resume and a well-written personal statement to the Admissions Office.

Admission Procedures

Follow these steps to begin your application to Widener Law, and visit this site often to keep track of important dates. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to IM an admissions counselor or contact the admissions office for help.

checkmark Obtain a registration packet from:

Law Services
Box 2000
Newton, PA 18940-0998
Or visit The Law School Admission Council.

checkmark Take the LSAT
Take The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and register for the Law School Credential Assembly Service.

checkmark Complete an Application
You may apply through the Law School Admissions Council website. The application fee is waived for any application received before February 1st.

Applicants may apply to either or both campuses by submitting one application. However, applicants applying to both campuses should be prepared to accept admission at the campus designated by the Law School. Applicants applying to both campuses have waived their choice of campus.

checkmark Character and Fitness
Be sure to read the questions carefully on this section of the application and answer them as completely as possible. You have a continuing obligation to update your responses to these questions if they change even after you apply. 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.

checkmark Transcripts
Request transcripts from every undergraduate, graduate and professional school you have attended and send them to LSAC’s Law School Credential Assembly Service (CAS). You must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university by the time you begin your study at Widener. Transfer and Visiting students must send official transcripts directly to the Admissions Office.

checkmark Request Letters of Recommendation
Submit all letters of recommendation to CAS. Learn more about letters of recommendation requirements.

Check application status via the Widener Law website throughout the application process.

checkmark JD/MBA applicants must also apply to the School of Business Administration.

checkmark JD/MPH applicants must also apply to Thomas Jefferson University, College of Graduate Studies.

checkmark JD/MMP applicants must also apply to The University of Delaware.

checkmark JD/MSLS applicants must also apply to The Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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