How To Apply

Priority application deadline is April 15, but we will review all applications on a rolling basis after that date. We do not charge an application fee. Admission is only for the fall of each year, and only a full-time program is offered.

The School of Law requires J.D. and Transfer applicants to apply online via Law School Admission Council. We may request more information than is listed below, but please do not send additional materials unless requested. Your file will be reviewed when it is completed.

Check Your Application Status

To check your application status, follow this link. Login information to check your application status will be sent to the email address on file shortly after the application is received.

Prerequisites

Except for students in the 3/3 programs, applicants must have completed all requirements for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to the date of enrolling in the School of Law.

CAS

You must participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and be registered with CAS during the application year. Through CAS, you are required to send the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) official transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended.

LSAT

Applicants should take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) before the end of February of the year in which they wish to enroll. Applications to the School of Law may be submitted prior to taking the LSAT. Applicants must have taken the LSAT during the five years preceding the date of application. The school will use an applicant's highest LSAT score in calculating the applicant's prediction index.

Prediction Index

We will grant index admission to non-residents who have a prediction index of 202 or above and to Arkansas residents who have a prediction index of 197 or above. If space permits, we may offer index admission to other applicants.

The prediction index is calculated as follows: (LSAT score) + (13.4 x UGPA) = Prediction Index. For example, if you have an LSAT score of 160 and a 3.00 UGPA, your prediction index would be 200.

All admitted students must have satisfied the legal profession's character and fitness requirements.

Admission to the School of Law will begin your progress toward earning a juris doctor (J.D.) and becoming a lawyer. In addition to the standard J.D. course of study, the School of Law offers innovative dual-degree programs.

Important Bar Admission Information

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Transfer Applicants

A law student who has completed one year of legal studies with satisfactory scholarship in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association is eligible to be considered for transfer to the University of Arkansas School of Law.

The amount of transfer credit to be granted will depend on the quality of performance and the relation of completed courses to this school’s program. A maximum of 30 credits may be accepted for transfer credit. Credit or units only (not grades) are transferable. Credits will not be accepted for any course or other work in which a grade below 2.0 or equivalent is given at another law school.

Failure to disclose attendance at another college or law school or expulsion or suspension is sufficient grounds to require withdrawal from the School of Law.

Transfer Application Requirements

  1. A completed JD Transfer Electronic Application
  2. A current Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report
  3. A letter from the dean of the applicant’s current law school indicating class rank and certifying that the applicant is in good standing and eligible to continue study (must be sent directly from the current law school to the Office of Admissions)
  4. An official law school transcript showing all courses and grades (must be sent directly from the current law school to the Office of Admissions)

All correspondence concerning the transfer application should be directed to the Office of Admissions. For more information about the transfer admissions process, contact the Office of Admissions at 479-575-3102 or lawadmit@uark.edu.