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Application Process

Fall 2017 JD applications will be accepted beginning on October 1, 2016.

Applications are accepted electronically through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).

Application Types

Early Decision (Binding)

The Early Decision process is designed for those who have already researched their law school options and are certain that Texas Tech Law is their first choice of schools. This process allows those applicants a mean of expressing to the Admissions Committee their commitment to attend Texas Tech Law, if admitted.

Because offers of admission extended under the Early Decision process are binding, candidates may not apply to any other law school under a similar Early Decision process. Although the Early Decision process is binding, if the application is deferred the applicant is no longer bound by Texas Tech Law's Early Decision commitment. Early Decision applicants must apply online. LSAC needs time to process materials once received, so applicants should send their material to LSAC well in advance of the application deadlines.

DEADLINE: November 1st
If your Early Decision application is complete with all required documentation by November 1st, a decision will be communicated to you within four weeks of completion. If your Early Decision application is submitted after November 1st, the Admissions Committee will expedite review of your application but will not guarantee a decision within four weeks of completion.

Regular Decision

Regular Decision applicants must apply online via the LSAC electronic application. The Admissions Committee reviews applicants on a rolling basis, as applications are completed with all application requirements, so it is to the applicant's advantage to complete the application as early as possible.

Deadline: March 1st
Regular Decision applications may be submitted as early as October 1st. Regular Decision applications should be competed with all required documentation by the strongly recommended deadline of March 1st. Candidates will be notified as soon as decision are reached.

Early Notification
Regular Decision applications submitted by November 15th, 2016 will receive a decision by January 1, 2017.

Application Requirements

Applications will not be reviewed unless all application requirements have been received.

Application Form: This is the basic document required to initiate an application. J.D. candidates may apply to the Full-Time program or Flex-Time program. Please follow the directions carefully and include the requested information in the spaces provided. You may also upload various attachments to your application as outlined in the attachment section of the application.

Application Fee: Applicants who submit their application form online through LSAC must submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee by credit card at the time they apply. Applicants who have received an LSAC-approved LSAT or CAS fee waiver, will have their Texas Tech Law $50 application fee automatically waived.

Personal Statement: Applicants must prepare a double-spaced personal statement on any subject of importance that he or she feels will assist the Admission Committee in its decision. Because applicants and their interests/ experiences vary, Texas Tech Law leaves the content and length of the personal statement to the discretion of the applicants.

Resume: A resume is required to complete your application.

Transcripts: All applicants must register with Credential Assembly Service (CAS). A transcript from each college or university attended must then be sent directly to CAS. When applicants receive additional grades (such as first semester of senior year grades), applicants should submit an updated transcript to LSAC, which will in turn, send Texas Tech Law an updated law school report.

LSAT: All applicants for admission to the J.D. Program at Texas Tech Law are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). All candidates for 2017 admission must have taken the LSAT in or after June 2012. Although we will accept the February 2017 LSAT, taking an earlier exam is strongly encouraged.

Recommendations: Texas Tech Law requires two letters of recommendation to apply to the J.D. program. You may submit an additional letter of recommendation.

Flex-time scheduling option Explanation:
Applicants who are applying for the flex-time scheduling option must explain the circumstances that them a well-suited application for the option.

Conduct Explanation:
Applicants who answer "yes" to any of the conduct questions in the application are required to explain fully on a separate sheet of paper.

 

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