Standard Application Components

Law schools can vary in the materials they require of applicants. Therefore, it is important to pay careful attention to the guidelines provided by the law school of interest and admissions counselors at these institutions. Below is a list of common application components required by law schools across the United States:

  • Law School Application and Fee
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Score
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation and Evaluations
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • Diversity Statements and Character and Fitness Questionnaires

Applying for law school is a time consuming exercise and students should begin the process in the summer/fall prior to graduation. Students should enlist the help of the pre-law advisor, trusted faculty advisors, and the Career Development Center at Indiana University Southeast in preparing and reviewing drafts of their application documents.