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 is filled.

Applicants are notified by email or 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 an official undergraduate transcript conferring a Bachelor’s degree.

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.

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.