LSAT Exemption


Some students may apply to BYU Law School without taking the LSAT. To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:

 

1) The student must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA at or above a 3.85; and

 

2) the student must have scored in the top 15% on the ACT or SAT.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What is the LSAT exemption?

     

    BYU Law may offer admission to a limited number of students who have not taken a law school entrance exam when certain conditions are met. Potential applicants planning to enter law school after 2020 must verify with the admissions director that they are eligible for the LSAT exemption.

     

  2. How do I apply for the LSAT exemption?

     

    Send an email to the admissions director,  Andrea Fitzgerald, at fitzgeralda@law.byu.edu with your BYU Net id and request to be considered under the LSAT exemption. Once she verifies your eligibility by reviewing your transcript and test score, you should complete the normal application process maintained on LSAC.org. Remember to check the box on the application indicating that you are an LSAT exempt applicant. 

     

  3. Would I still be eligible for a scholarship without an LSAT score?

     

    Yes, you will still be part of the eligible pool for general merit scholarships, but will not be eligible for a Clark or Dean’s Scholarship.

     

  4. I have not taken either of the referenced standardized tests. Can I still apply under the LSAT exemption?

     

    No, you must have taken one of the referenced standardized tests for the purpose of obtaining admission to an undergraduate institution and scored in the top 15%.