JD Acceptance Criteria

Statistics on Class Admitted in 2020


LSAT 75th percentile 168
Median LSAT 166
LSAT 25th percentile 161
GPA 75th percentile 3.92
Median GPA 3.82
GPA 25th percentile 3.55
Average Age 25
Age Range 19-53
Women 40%
Minority Students 19%*
Class Size 117

*Includes non-residents

Application Requirements

To be considered by BYU Law, applicants must:


  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to the start of law school
  • Take the LSAT, GRE, or qualify under the LSAT exemption policy
  • Sign up for an LSAC account and Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Submit an electronic application through LSAC which includes:
    • College Transcripts
    • Personal Statement – Two pages about yourself
    • Resume – One page describing your academic, extracurricular, and professional activities
    • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters from professors discussing your academic abilities (professional references are acceptable from non-traditional candidates)
  • Two-Leader Ecclesiastical Endorsement 
    • LDS applicants must have an endorsement from both their current Bishop and Stake President
    • Non-LDS applicants need an endorsement from a member of clergy from their own faith (or a local LDS Bishop) and from the non-denominational BYU Chaplain


Application Review Process

The BYU Law School Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. Typically, applicants can expect a response in 4 to 6 weeks. A decision from the Committee will be acceptance, denial, or an invitation to join the waitlist.


Some of the factors the Committee considers are:


  • Undergraduate GPA
  • LSAT/GRE score
  • Prior work experience
  • Advanced degrees
  • Diverse life experiences