The Application Process

Overview

All of the materials that go into your application are submitted online. The main “portal” for this purpose is the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).  The LSAC is a nonprofit entity that processes application materials for law school applicants nationwide. (It also administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and provides extensive information and services relating to law schools generally.) Once you set up an account with the LSAC, you will register with the “Credential Assembly Service” (CAS). This service, administered by the LSAC, combines some of the required documents you provide, along with your LSAT score, and sends the resulting compiled materials (the CAS report) to the law school.

In summary, completing the application will require these steps:

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  • Create an account with the LSAC
  • Take the LSAT
  • Register with the CAS
  • Complete the UNT Dallas College of Law application and submit all required documents online

Checklist for Completing Your Application

The following checklist summarizes the documents for a complete application to the UNT Dallas College of Law.  Also, the applicant must have a recent LSAT score (test taken within three years of the application date).

You will find out more detail about each of these items —for instance, directions about the personal statement and resume—in the UNT Dallas College of Law Application Instructions, which you can access through your LSAC account.

Document Required or Optional?
Application Required. This is available online through LSAC.
Personal Statement (no longer than 3 pages, double-spaced) Required. You will attach this to your online application.
Resume (no longer than 3 pages) Required. You will attach this to your online application.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs Required. Submit to CAS.
Official transcripts from all prior law schools attended Required. Submit to CAS.
Two letters of recommendation required (not more than three letters) Required. Submit to CAS.
Addendum addressing academic performance or LSAT test score (no more than 3 pages each, double-spaced) Optional. You will attach these to your online application.
Addendum addressing character and fitness response (no page limit) Required depending on answers to questions relating to character and fitness. You will attach these to your online application.

Please be aware that the College of Law will not review an application without a completed CAS Report. You must make sure that you have completed all requirements with LSAC so that your report is transmitted to the College of Law. Your report is not complete until you have a valid LSAT score, submitted transcripts from all academic institutions attended, and submitted the required two letters of recommendation for authentication and certification by LSAC.

To review or check the status of your CAS report, please log into your LSAC online account. Questions concerning your LSAC account or CAS report should be directed to the LSAC at 215.968.1001.

Interviews

The College of Law may decide that additional information is needed to evaluate an application, including an interview. Interviews are required if you have been a prior student at a law school.  In that circumstance, the Office of Admissions will notify the applicant to schedule an interview.

Other applicants may request an optional interview. The applicant makes that request by selecting “yes” to question number two (2) under section one (1) on the Application.  While the interview is not required, it provides the applicant with an additional opportunity to present qualifications and interest in the College of Law. Interviews will be conducted from November 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

All decisions of the Admissions Committee are final.

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2018 OPEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 AND ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR

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.

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