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The College of Law admits new students each fall with the fall semester beginning in August.
Priority deadline for fall: May 15
Final deadline: July 15

To be considered for admission, an applicant must submit:

  • a completed application form (see under "Downloads" on right side of page);
  • the required, non-refundable application fee;
  • an LSAT score with writing sample;
  • official transcripts from all college and university study; and
  • a personal statement.

There are additional requirements for applicants with less than two years of college or university credit or who have prior law school experience.

You are strongly encouraged to submit all required application documents together in one envelope to the College of Law by the application deadline. Unless you have subscribed to CAS (Credential Assembly Service), you should have transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent to you so that you can submit these with your other application materials. You must NOT open the envelopes in which transcripts or letters about academic standing are sent to you.

The College of Law will request your CAS report and/or LSAT score once your application has been received. You do not need to ask Law Services to send these to us. Information regarding career experience, non-academic accomplishments, and special interests is welcome. Applicants may be asked to interview with a faculty member; a telephone interview may be arranged when necessary.

Applicants to the Juris Doctor program may be admitted with regular or special status, depending on prior education. Those applicants with prior law school credit may be eligible for advanced standing.

For more information contact:
JFK University Admissions Office
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
Admissions Counselor phone: (925) 969-3563

John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.