Penn State Law’s application deadline for fall 2018 is March 31, 2018. Applicants applying after that date are not guaranteed a decision but are welcome to apply.
Applicants to the J.D. program must submit an electronic application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The personal statement, any additional statement or addenda, and the applicant's résumé or summary of work experiences and/or activities should be attached to the electronic application.
Letters of recommendation must go through the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Service.
It is recommended that additional supporting documentation be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following materials must be submitted to be considered for admission:
- a complete Penn State Law application
- a $60 nonrefundable application fee or authorized fee waiver
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score, no older than 3 years
- a law school report from the Credential Assembly Service
- a personal statement
- a résumé or overview of the student’s academic and professional experiences
- two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (letters from family members or members of the legal profession who have not worked with the applicant in a professional or academic context will not be accepted), and
- a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (for foreign-educated students only).
Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Amanda DiPolvere, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Julian Morales, Director of Admissions
Akin Obiri, Associate Director of Admissions and J.D. Diversity Recruitment
Penn State Law
The Pennsylvania State University
Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802