Dates and Deadlines:
- September 15 - Application is available
- April 1 - Application must be received
Admission is for the fall of each year, and only a full-time program is offered. The JD application will become available on September 15 and will not be accepted after April 1. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee evaluates applications and informs candidates of decisions on a continuous basis, usually beginning in late fall and extending to mid-summer.
To be considered for admission to the JD program, an applicant must have successfully completed a baccalaureate program, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, prior to matriculation at Villanova Law and taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The Admissions Office requires you apply online. Furthermore, you must participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and be registered with CAS during the application year.
For an application to be considered complete, it must include: a personal statement written on any topic that does not exceed three typed, double-spaced pages; a resume detailing all employment, extracurricular, and community service involvement; LSAT score(s); at least one letter of recommendation; and a complete CAS report with official transcripts from any colleges, universities, junior or community colleges, and graduate or professional schools you have attended. The $75 application fee has been waived for all fall 2016 first-time applicants.