Important Dates for 2021 – 2022

Sep

06

JD Application Opens

Mar

01

JD Priority Deadline

Jun

30

JD Final Deadline

LSAT GPA
25th Percentile 163 3.51
Median 167 3.85
75th Percentile 169 3.93

Information About the JD Program

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)
  • Complete 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
  • International students may need to submit official IELTS, TOEFL, or English3 scores in order to be considered for admission

 

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

 

Ecclesiastical Endorsement

An ecclesiastical endorsement must be completed before an application will be reviewed. Students interested in applying for Fall 2022 can begin the ecclesiastical endorsement process starting September 1st, 2021. Start your ecclesiastical endorsement.

LDS students need an endorsement interview with both their bishop and stake president.
Non-LDS students need an endorsement interview with both their local religious leader or local LDS bishop and the non-denominational BYU Chaplain.
If you do not already have a BYU Net ID, you will need to create one.