Admissions Requirements

Applications

Admissions Testing

The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is administered four times a year by Law Services in cooperation with leading law schools throughout the country. Information concerning registration for the Law School Admission Test can be obtained from:

Law School Admission Council
P.O. Box 2000, 661 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-0998
215-968-1001
www.lsac.org

Admissions Policies / Decisions

The Admissions Committee acts on all admissions requests following receipt of a completed application.

The LSAT is designed to measure some of the mental and academic abilities that are needed for successful law study. Within limits, it provides a reasonable assessment of these factors. Similarly, undergraduate grades are a significant indicator of potential success in law school. In addition to being one measure of academic ability, a strong scholastic record may indicate the level of a student's perseverance, motivation, and maturity.

Applicants will be accepted for admission to the School of Law if they are of good character and have LSAT scores and GPAs which indicate a likelihood for academic success. This statement applies to those applicants who apply in a timely manner before the class has been filled.

Applicants are notified in writing of all decisions pertinent to their applications taken by the Admissions Committee. The Committee meets frequently, so decisions are made promptly after receipt of all required admissions documents. Following written notification of acceptance as a student, each degree candidate should send in the required seat deposit, and all official undergraduate transcripts.

Student Employment

Although some students find it necessary to work to finance their legal education, the ABA requires that a full-time student work no more than 20 hours per week. Outside work during the first year of law school is strongly discouraged by the Faculty in view of the unique educational experience of the first year and time constraints imposed by it.

Deferred Admission

Deferrals are granted on a case-by-case basis to the next incoming semester. If the deferral is granted, the $250 deposit will be required to hold the seat. If a $250 deposit was already submitted, both deposits will be credited toward tuition. The applicant may be required to transmit a new application with updated information. Deferrals must be requested in writing by emailing Christopher Bailey, Director of Admissions, at cbailey@barry.edu. Deferrals are not guaranteed until acted upon by the Admissions Committee. Scholarship and grant offers for the prior term are not valid, but upon approval of the deferral, a financial award will be granted for that term.

Applicants who decide not to enter Barry Law after having been accepted are asked to notify the Admissions Office promptly.

Barry University School of Law is fully accredited by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. Further information as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association may be obtained from 321 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 988-6738.