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.
To be eligible for admission, applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. There are no prerequisite courses for admission to law school. In addition, no preference is given to one undergraduate major over another. More than 35 majors are typically represented among the 135 students who enter Creighton Law School each year. While completing your undergraduate degree, we do encourage you to take courses that will strengthen your skills in writing, reading comprehension, analytical and logical reasoning, and public speaking.
Creighton Law School offers three flexible options, leading to the Juris Doctor Degree:
Full-Time, 3-Year Traditional Juris Doctor Program
Full-Time, Accelerated Juris Doctor Program (AJD)
Part-Time Juris Doctor Program
The application requirements and review process are the same for all programs.
Application Review Process and Timeline:
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.
Applicants may begin submitting their applications on September 1 for the next year's Entering Class. Applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships should submit their applications by March 1 for priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who wish to pursue the Accelerated Juris Doctor (AJD) program should submit their application no later than April 1.
The Admissions Committee begins considering completed applications in November and notifies applicants as soon as decisions are made. The Admissions Committee may defer making a final decision on a number of applications until later in the admissions process. Filing an application early does not guarantee an early final decision.
1. Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
You are required to take an entrance exam, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is administered in June, September/October, December, and February at centers throughout the country, as well as at several international locations. You should take the LSAT as early as possible, but no later than the February prior to the August in which you plan to enter law school.
The Law School Admissions Council organizes and administers the LSAT. Information on LSAT dates and testing locations, as well as registration materials are available at:
Law School Admission Council
P.O. Box 2000
Newtown, PA 18940-0998
The Law School Admissions Council website provides information regarding LSAT preparation.
2. Creighton Law School Application
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 Flexible Application. Applications submitted to LSAC for transmission to Creighton University School of Law will be considered postmarked on the day they are electronically submitted. We recommend applying electronically through the LSAC. However, if you prefer, you can print a paper copy of our application and send it in to our Admissions Office:
Creighton Law School Application (PDF copy)
3. Credential Assembly Service Report
All applicants are required to register for and create an account with the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS). 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.
4. 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 (CAS) 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
The Admissions Committee will not review your application file until the following documents have been received:
A completed Creighton Law School application
Personal Statement and Resume
Credential Assembly Services report from the LSAC
Two letters of recommendation
1. Register for the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service and request that at least two letters of recommendation and all undergraduate and graduate transcripts be sent to the LSAC.
2. Access and complete the Creighton Law School application for admission through the LSAC Electronic Application Service.
3. Attach the required personal statement and resume to your electronic application.
4. Make sure to electronically certify your application or complete and sign the Certification Letter. The application fee to Creighton Law School is waived for all applicants who apply electronically.
Additional application instructions and steps are required of 3-3 Applicants, International Applicants, Part-Time Applicants, Transfer Applicants, and Visiting Applicants.