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3-year JD

Application Fee

$0

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.

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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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Global Access 2-year JD

TOEFL Scores

International students must submit a TOEFL score. The LSAC offers a credential evaluation service for international applicants. Applicants who are eligible to use the LSAC service are required to do so and should have their TOEFL score(s) submitted to LSAC. All other applicants must have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by a recognized service such as World Education Service. Official evaluations must be sent directly to Drexel from the credential evaluation service.

International students must also complete I-20/DS-2019 and supporting financial documents.  Please print and complete the I-20/DS-2019 Application Form and submit it with your supplemental materials.

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LLM American Legal Studies

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

All applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application
  2. $50 application fee
  3. An academic transcript verified by the LSDAS or an external service
  4. Proof of English proficiency TOEFL or IELTS score
  5. A written personal statement expressing their interest in the program
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. An interview
  8. I-20/DS-2019 and supporting financial documents (international students only)

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.

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Written Application [pdf]

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Master of Legal Studies

Increasingly, employers demand professionals who can help them comply with an ever-growing maze of laws and regulations that apply to criminal law, intercollegiate athletics, health care, insurance, finance, human resources, education, the environment and more. The law school's online Master of Legal Studies and Certificate Programs enable you to master the ins and outs of compliance and increase your value to employers, creating opportunities to move into management-level positions.

Apply through Drexel Online

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