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JD Applicants

Applicants to the College of Law must submit the following materials electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS):

  • Electronic application 
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume (optional but highly recommended)
  • Diversity Statement (optional but highly recommended)
  • LSAT score
  • Current CAS report from LSAC

Application materials and updates, with name and LSAC account number, should be sent electronically to The College of Law only accepts applications submitted through LSAC. Paper materials and updates will not be accepted, retained or reviewed by the Admission Committee and will be discarded. 

The application fee is waived for all first-year online applicants to the JD program.

Disabled applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, or other applicants who require a paper application, should contact the Office of Law Admission at (312) 362-6831 or with their request.

DePaul has a rolling admission process and reviews applications as soon as they are completed. Early application is highly recommended, especially for those who desire merit scholarship and financial aid consideration. First-year applicants are only granted admission for the fall semester.

First-year applicants should ensure that their application and all necessary documents are on file in the Office of Admission prior to the suggested deadline of April 1. However, we continue to accept applications after this date.

UPDATE: The Admissions Office has extended the suggested application deadline to May 1. We will continue to consider applications on a rolling basis.

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UPDATE: The College of Law is currently unable to accept mail; please send all documents to For questions, call the Admissions Office at 312-362-6831.

Due to the global health crisis, LSAC has canceled recent LSAT dates. They are now offering online, remote versions of the LSAT, called the LSAT Flex. DePaul will also accept the LSAT Flex in addition to the traditional LSAT for the foreseeable future. The May exam will be offered the week of May 18. For more information on registration deadlines and test dates, please visit the LSAC website