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3-year JD

Application Fee

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Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it's never too late to apply. However, you are encouraged to apply early as admissions decisions are determined by space availability.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application.  As part of Drexel University's Green Initiative, we feature a completely paperless application process through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
  • LSDAS registration. All applicants, including those educated abroad, are required to register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). The LSDAS will provide us with a report containing information important in the admission process. Your LSDAS report will include:
    • An undergraduate academic summary;
    • An undergraduate, graduate and law/professional school transcripts;
    • LSAT scores; and
    • Letters of recommendation (at least two) processed by LSAC.
  • Resume. Describe your employment history, including part-time and summer employment. Attach the resume to your application.

  • Personal statement: In an essay, discuss your motivation for attending law school and why you believe we will help you achieve your goals. Attach the personal statement to your application.

Register and Apply online through LSAC

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Fast Forward: The Two-Year JD Program

  • 2-year JD students are required to follow the same steps as 3-year JD applicants and select the "2 Year JD" option on their J.D. applications.
  • All 2 Year JD applicants will be considered for the traditional 3-Year JD as well.

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Instructions for JD/PhD Program in Law & Psychology

  • To apply for the joint degree JD/PhD Program in Law & Psychology, all applicants must complete a full traditional JD application.
  • In addition, all applicants must complete a separate JD/PhD application. The Drexel Department of Psychology deadline for applying to the JD/PhD program is December 1.

Program Requirements and JD/PhD Application

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Two-Year Global Access JD

Eligibility

Two-year Global Access JD Students must have completed a Bachelor of Laws degree.

All applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application
  2. Academic transcripts verified by LSAC's Credential Assembly Service or another credential evaluation service
  3. Proof of English proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS score
  4. A written personal statement expressing their interest in the program
  5. Resume
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Following a thorough review of your application, Drexel may request a Skype, personal, or telephone interview with you.

How to Apply

  1. Log into or create an account through LSAC's LLM Credential Assembly Service.
  2. When you are ready to submit your application to Drexel, you will see two options:
    • the LLM in American Legal Practice
    • the Two-Year Global Access JD
  3. Select the "Two-Year Global Access JD" option and follow the remaining instructions.
     

Taking the New York Bar Exam

If you are interested in sitting for the NY State Bar Exam, you must have your academic credentials evaluated by the New York State Board of Law Examiners for duration and substance and receive confirmation of the U.S. legal education requirements that will satisfy eligibility requirements for the Bar Exam. Please submit your qualification credentials for evaluation to the Board of Law Examiners online.

TOEFL or IELTS scores

International students must submit scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS exam unless they seek a waiver because they attended a university outside the U.S. in which English was the only language of instruction. Applicants should have their TOEFL or IELTS score(s) submitted to LSAC.

Register and Apply online through LSAC*

*Please note that this link will take you to the registration page for the LLM Credential Assembly Service. Because the LSAT is not required to apply for the Two-Year Global Access JD, LSAC requires that we use the LLM database. When you get ready to apply to Drexel you will see two options—an LLM application and also the Two-Year Global Access JD application. You would, of course, select the latter.

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LLM in American Legal Practice

Eligibility

LLM students must have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in law.

All applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application
  2. Academic transcripts verified by LSAC's Credential Assembly Service or another credential evaluation service
  3. Proof of English proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS score
  4. A written personal statement expressing their interest in the program
  5. Resume
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Following a thorough review of your application, Drexel may request a Skype, personal, or telephone interview with you.

How to Apply

  1. Log into or create an account through LSAC's LLM Credential Assembly Service.
  2. When you are ready to submit your application to Drexel, you will see two options:
    • the LLM in American Legal Practice
    • the Two-Year Global Access JD
  3. Select the "LLM in American Legal Practice" option and follow the remaining instructions.
     

TOEFL or IELTS scores

International students must submit scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS exam unless they seek a waiver because they attended a university outside the U.S. in which English was the only language of instruction. Applicants should have their TOEFL or IELTS score(s) submitted to LSAC.

Because the Kline School of Law carefully reviews each individual’s application, we strongly encourage students with lower TOEFL or IELTS scores to apply. Students with lower TOEFL or IELTS scores who are otherwise qualified for the LLM program, are often admitted conditioned upon completion of the Drexel English Language Center’s Graduate Bridge Program.

Register and Apply online through LSAC

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Master of Legal Studies

Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • Letters should speak to your performance and accomplishments, and attest to your ability to succeed within the program
    • Essay of approximately 500 words
      • Can be a personal statement outlining personal and/or professional goals you hope to achieve through the program, or on another topic that showcases your writing skills
    • Resume
      • Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluated
    • Standardized test score reports (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) can be submitted, but are not required
    • Additional requirements for International Students:
      • Minimum requirements:
        • TOEFL - 550 (paper exam)
        • TOEFL - 79 (computer exam)
        • ILTS - 6.5
      • Test may be waived if:
        • Your bachelor’s or master’s degree is from a college in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland.
        • Your bachelor’s degree is from one of the following countries where English was the language of instruction: American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British West Indies, Brunei Darussalam, Ghana, Guam, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Virgin Islands, or Zimbabwe.

How to Apply

Online Program

The Master of Legal Studies may be completed entirely online or supplemented with live courses, either full-time or part-time. Six concentrations are available for this program.

Apply for the online program

On-Campus Program

Students may apply to complete the program fully on campus either full-time or part-time. Currently the general program and the criminal law concentration are available for the fully on-campus program.

Apply for the on-campus program

Students who have previously applied through LSAC for the Thomas R. Kline School of Law do not need to submit an application. Please contact mlsadmissions@drexel.edu.

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