J.D. Admission Requirements

Applicants may submit their application prior to completing their bachelor's degree.  However, new students must have their bachelor's degree conferred prior to the start of classes. 


The application deadline for Fall 2024 is July 31st.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before April 30th.

To start the application process for WilmU Law, you will first need to visit the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website and create an account. Applicants must also register for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service.

NOTE: When searching for WilmU Law’s application with LSAC, select the Add Other Schools option. Because WilmU Law is a new institution and will be applying for ABA approval, we are not yet listed as an LSAC Member School.  LSAC Law School Code: 5200

Current WilmU undergraduate or graduate students and alumni should review the Automatic Admissions Program requirements.

Important information for international students needing a Visa - We cannot enroll students who require a Visa in order to attend due to our current accreditation status.

  1. The Application Form (Required)

    Submitted online via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). An account with LSAC is required to complete this step.
  2. Credential Assembly Service (Required)

    All applicants are required to register and submit the appropriate materials through LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS), including their LSAT score(s) (if applicable), all official transcripts, and letters of recommendation.
  3. Standardized Test Score (Required)

    Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Test scores are valid for five years only. GRE School Code: 4014
  4. All Official Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Required)

    Applicants must submit transcripts to LSAC via the Credential Assembly Service.
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation (Encouraged)

    Applicants are encouraged to submit up to two letters of recommendation through the Credential Assembly Service. Both academic and professional recommendations may be submitted. Additional letters of recommendation may be submitted by email to lawadmissions@wilmu.edu.
  6. Personal Statement (Encouraged)

    Applicants are encouraged to submit a personal statement. The personal statement is an opportunity to provide the admissions committee with additional information regarding your background, experiences, and interests. The statement should be attached to your online application and be limited to two double-spaced pages.
  7. Resume (Encouraged)

    Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume detailing your education, employment, skills, honors, awards, and accomplishments. The resume should be attached to your online application.
  8. Statement About Obstacles Overcome(Encouraged)

    Many applicants have had to overcome obstacles on their journey to law school.  The ways in which applicants succeeded despite these obstacles may help the admissions committee in its review process.  Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement discussing how they have overcome obstacles in their lives.  The statement should be attached to the online application and be limited to two double-spaced pages.
  9. Admissions Interview

    The admissions committee may require some applicants to interview as part of the admissions process.
  10. Character and Fitness Responses

    The application contains questions concerning the applicant’s character and fitness for admission to the bar. Affirmative answers to these questions must be accompanied by an addendum explaining the affirmative character and fitness answer. 

Important Notice: 

The Wilmington University School of Law is not currently approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association and makes no representation to any applicant that it will receive approval from the Council before the graduation of any matriculating student.  It therefore makes no representation that a graduate would be eligible to apply for admission to the bar.  However, applicants should be aware of the following. 

Qualifications for Admission to the Bar: 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.

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