Creighton Law School provides a quality education which begins with the selection of a diverse, motivated, and accomplished student body. Each application to the Law School receives the personal attention of the Admissions Committee. Final selection of applicants to be admitted is made by the Admissions Committee, which reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant for any lawful reason.
Although primary consideration is given to undergraduate grade point average and LSAT score, the Admissions Committee recognizes that these factors are not always indicative of motivation, character, and capability. Other factors which have significant impact on admission decisions are the type of courses completed, grade patterns, extracurricular and community activities, honors, work experience, military achievements, graduate studies, and adjustment to individual hardship. The Admissions Committee also considers your personal qualities that suggest you will be a successful student and a competent attorney.
First-year students are admitted for the fall term which begins in August. Applicants may begin submitting their applications on September 1, 2012 for the Fall 2013 Entering Class. Our application fee is waived until March 1, 2013. The Admissions Committee begins considering completed applications in December and notifies applicants as soon as decisions are made. The Admissions Committee often defers making final decisions on a number of applications until later in the admissions process. Filing an application early does not guarantee an early final decision. The Admissions Office must receive applications no later than May 1; however, because the class is often filled prior to May 1, it is in your best interest to complete the application process as early as possible. In addition, to be considered for scholarships, applicants must submit their application by March 1.
You are required to complete a Creighton University School of Law Application for Admission. You can complete the Application for Admission using the Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) Electronic Applications. Applications submitted to LSAC for transmission to Creighton University School of Law will be considered postmarked on the day they are electronically submitted. Or, if you prefer, you can print a paper copy of our application and send it in to our Admissions Office:
Creighton Law School Application (paper copy)
Application Instructions (paper copy)
Additional Required Application Materials:
Letters of Recommendation
Creighton Law School requires the submission of two letters of recommendation. We prefer that at least one of these letters be from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program. If you have been out of school for some time, letters from a work situation can be helpful. Although you are not restricted to two letters, your file will be considered complete when two letters have been received. Creighton Law School recommends that your letters be submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service that assists all member schools. This service is included in your Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS) registration. Your letters will be copied and sent to us along with your report. To use this service, follow the directions for submitting letters outlined in the Law School Admission Information Book or at www.LSAC.org.
Personal Statement and Resume
The Admissions Committee requires submission of a personal statement and resume to assist the Committee in evaluating your application. In your personal statement, you may wish to call attention to factors in your background that may be indicative of your potential success as a law student and a member of the bar, such as your motivation to study law, work experience, special interests, honors, community involvement, or personal hardships. You may also discuss why reported grades and test scores may not fully indicate your ability to succeed in the study of law.
Credential Assembly Service Report
All applicants are required to register for and create an account with the LSAC?s Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS). The Credential Assembly Service provides the law school with your LSAT Score(s), a summary of your undergraduate coursework, copies of all transcripts, and copies of your letters of recommendation. You must have official copies of all college transcripts sent to the LSAC for inclusion in your Credential Assembly Service Report. In addition, you may also have your letters of recommendation sent to the LSAC for inclusion in your report. You do have the option of having your letters of recommendation sent directly to the Creighton University School of Law Admissions Office.
Character and Fitness Requirements
Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that admission to the bar in all states involves character, fitness and other qualifications. You are encouraged to consult the National Conference of Bar Examiners at www.ncbex.org and the bar examiners in the jurisdiction(s) in which you wish to practice law to determine what those requirements are in the particular jurisdiction(s). Applicants are encouraged to consult with an official of the bar examiners in the jurisdiction(s) as necessary to ascertain whether any past conduct could keep them from becoming admitted to the bar upon graduation from law school.
1. Register for the LSAC?s Credential Assembly Service, obtain an LSAC account number, and request that letters of recommendation and all undergraduate and graduate transcripts be sent to the LSAC.
2. Access the Creighton Law School application for admission through the LSAC Electronic Application Service.
3. Carefully read the entire Admissions Information and Instructions section.
4. Complete the application and make sure that all required information is included.
5. Attach the required personal statement and resume to your application.
6. Make sure to electronically certify your application or complete and sign the Certification Letter.
7. Applicants must submit the $50 application fee electronically, or send the Certification Letter along with a check or money order in the amount of $50 payable to Creighton University for the nonrefundable application fee.
8. Return the completed application by May 1. (March 1 is the deadline for scholarship consideration.)
The Admissions Committee will not review your application file until the following documents have been received:
A completed application
Personal Statement and Resume
Credential Assembly Services report
Two letters of recommendation