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Law School Program Applications & Deadlines

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3-year JD

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Application Deadline

Deadline Description
August 20 Application opens
November 15 All completed applications are guaranteed decision by January 2
March 15 Completed applications by this date are guaranteed consideration for scholarship
April 15 We cannot guarantee applications will be read past this date

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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2-Year JD and 3-Year JD Summer Start

  • Deadline for the 2-year program and the 3-year summer start program is February 1.
  • 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 JD applications.
  • All 2-year JD applicants will be considered for the traditional 3-year JD as well.

Register and Apply online through LSAC

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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

Log into or create an account through LSAC's LLM Credential Assembly Service. When you are ready to submit your application to Drexel, select the "Two-Year Global Access JD" option and follow the remaining instructions.

Application Deadline

Apply by March 15. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

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.

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 Program

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for an LLM degree from The Kline School of Law, domestic LLM applicants must have completed a JD. International applicants 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. If you’re an international student: 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, in-person, or telephone interview with you.

Application Deadlines

On-campus

  • International Applicants: May 1
  • Domestic Applicants: July 22 

Full-time on-campus programs begin in the fall semester only.

Online

  • Fall Session: July 22

How to Apply

On-campus

  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 three options:
    • LLM in American Legal Practice
    • LLM in Health Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance
    • LLM in Cybersecurity Law and Data Privacy
  3. Select the program you're interested in and follow the remaining instructions.

Online

Use the following links to create or resume an application.

Health Care and Pharmaceutical Law

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

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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:
    • Proof of English proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS score
    • 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 MLS

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 MLS

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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TOEFL or IELTS Scores

For All International Applicants

International students must submit scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

An applicant may seek a waiver for the following reasons:

  1. They have successfully completed a Bachelor’s or Doctorate in the U.S.
  2. They attended a university outside the U.S. in which English was the only language of instruction. This requires a letter submitted to the law school or LSAC directly from a Dean or other high-level administrator of the school.

Applicants who seek a waiver will be required to do a phone screening with the English Language Center (ELC). The ELC will then send the law school their evaluation, and then the admissions committee will determine if a waiver may be granted.

For LLM and MLS Program Applicants

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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