All applications are submitted online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and are considered by the Chase Admissions Committee of deans and professors. Applications require detailed personal and academic information, but the online process makes assembly and submission simple.
DATES AND DEADLINES
Application Available: September 1
Priority Scholarship Deadline: February 1
Priority Application Deadline for Part-time, Evening Summer Start: March 15
Priority Application Deadline for Full-time, Part-time Day, and Part-time, Evening Fall Start: April 1
Applicants to the Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration dual-degree program must apply to and meet the separate admission requirements of Chase and the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business.
Applicants who have taken the Law School Admission Test and have been admitted to Chase are not required to take the GRE General Test.
The dual law and business administration degrees require a total of 108 credit-hours that can be completed in three years, including summer classes, four years without summers, or longer part-time. About 75 percent of credits are in law courses.
All Juris Doctor applications and a $40 application fee are submitted electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
You must take either the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) before the committee will consider your application to law school. You should plan to take a test no later than the spring of the year of planned entry.
If you plan to take the GRE, you must direct the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send your GRE scores to Chase College of Law. Our ETS code is 0985.
If you take both the LSAT and GRE, you must report your LSAT score.
You must send transcripts directly to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools you have attended. Prior to enrolling in the College of Law, you must have obtained a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Character and fitness is an important requirement for admission to both law school and the state bar where you wish to practice. The application process for both requires you to provide detailed information about your past.
Failure to disclose conduct relating to character and fitness could result in revocation of your admission to or expulsion from the College, revocation of a scholarship offer, or a state’s refusal to admit you to practice law. Your responsibility to immediately notify the law school if any answer becomes inaccurate or incomplete after submission of this application continues throughout the admissions process. If you are admitted to and enrolled in the College of Law, this responsibility continues during your law school enrollment.
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. [ABA Standard 504 (a)]
The best policy is full disclosure when answering each of the seven questions. If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, you must attach a detailed explanation for each offense. Be sure to include the date, location, the nature of the charge, a detailed account of the circumstances leading to the charge, the disposition of the case, and any sanction imposed. Attaching third-party records such as court records or educational records without including your detailed explanation is insufficient.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at (859) 572-5490.
You are about to begin an exciting journey toward becoming a lawyer. You need to secure your admission to the entering class with two non-refundable deposits that are applied to your first academic period tuition: