J.D. applicants

Admission to the J.D. program at Wayne Law is highly competitive. Wayne Law receives a large number of applications. Every application receives careful, individualized attention by the Wayne Law Admissions Office and our faculty Admissions Committee. A variety of factors are taken into consideration. Typically, only about 40 percent of applicants are offered admission.

Note: Wayne Law will accept the June 2019 LSAT score for the class entering in fall 2019.  

First-year applicants

Free online application

Application requirements for those seeking admission as first-year students are as follows:

  1. Complete the online application form with an electronic signature. The deadline for application is July 1.
  2. Include with your application a brief personal statement, written by you in your own words. You can use this statement to convey to the Admissions Committee any experiences, interests, unusual circumstances or other information you believe may help the committee evaluate your potential for success at the Law School. Because we don't conduct individual interviews, your personal statement is the best way for you to tell us what you would most like us to know about you.
  3. Have the Law School Admission Council submit a copy of your JD-CAS report (which includes copies of transcripts from all U.S. undergraduate schools) to the Law School. If you earned your bachelor's (or equivalent) degree from a college or university outside the United States, its territories or Canada, you must use a credential evaluation service. We prefer use of the JD-CAS, but we also will accept evaluations from organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or Association of International Credentials Evaluators.
  4. Arrange for the submission of two letters of recommendation. If you are currently in school, or have graduated within the last two years, at least one of your letters of recommendation MUST be from a professor or instructor at your current (or former) institution of higher learning who can comment on your intellectual abilities and academic performance. If you have been out of school for more than two years we still strongly encourage that you submit at least one letter from a professor or instructor. However, if you have been out of school for a number of years, you may submit letters of recommendation from an employer. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Law School Admission Council.

Admissions Policy

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) registration

International applicants

Transfer and guest applicants

Application status

Tuition and fees

LL.M. (master of laws) applicants

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