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
NKU Chase seeks to admit individuals who have the best prospect of high-quality academic work and who have the potential to make a positive contribution to the profession. The Admissions Committee relies heavily on each applicant's undergraduate grades and performance on the LSAT during the application review process.
In addition, the committee considers the following factors: upward trend of undergraduate grades; time between college graduation and application; college grading and course selection patterns; outside work while in college; letters of recommendation; graduate study; cultural, educational or sociological deprivation; employment background; leadership ability; speaking or linguistic ability; and demonstrated competence in another profession or vocation.
NKU Chase seeks diversity in the student body by considering in no particular order sex, age, cultural or geographic background, and minority status.
Undergraduate grades and a Law School Admission Test score are significant factors in admission decisions.
All Juris Doctor applications and a $40 application fee are submitted electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
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.
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