How Can I Obtain an LSAT Exemption?

Some applicants may apply to BYU Law School without taking the LSAT. To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  1. The applicant must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA at or above 3.85
  2. The applicant must have scored in the top 15% on the ACT or SAT
  3. The applicant must not have an LSAT score reported by LSAC or have a GRE score reported by ETS to BYU Law.

LSAT Exemption FAQ

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 must verify with the Admissions Director, Andrea Fitzgerald, at that they are eligible for the LSAT exemption.

Send an email to the admissions director,  Andrea Fitzgerald, at 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 Remember to check the box on the application indicating that you are an LSAT exempt applicant.

Yes, you will still be part of the eligible pool for general merit scholarships. However, scholarship opportunities for LSAT exempt applicants are generally more limited, and you will not be eligible for a Clark or Dean’s Scholarship.

No, you must have taken the ACT or SAT for the purpose of obtaining admission to an undergraduate institution and scored in the top 15%.