Important Dates for 2023 – 2024
JD Application Opens
JD Priority Deadline
JD Final Deadline
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 a Law School Admission Council (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)
Optional Essay – One page describing an aspect of your background and experience and how it has affected your life and will allow you to contribute uniquely to BYU Law.
- Complete Honor Code Commitment and Ecclesiastical Endorsement
- Both Latter-day Saint and non-Latter-Day Saint applicants agree to abide by the Honor Code and Related Policies
- Latter-day Saint applicants must have an endorsement from both their current bishop and a member of their stake presidency.
- Non-Latter-day Saint applicants need an endorsement from a member of clergy from their own faith (or a local Latter-day Saint Bishop) and from the non-denominational BYU chaplain.
- You may begin your Ecclesiastical Endorsement here.
- 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
Honor Code Commitment and Ecclesiastical Endorsement
The Honor Code Commitment and Ecclesiastical Endorsement must be completed before an application will be reviewed. Applicants interested in applying for Fall 2024 can begin the ecclesiastical endorsement process starting September 1st, 2023. Click here to agree to BYU’s Honor Code and start your ecclesiastical endorsement.