Apply for Admission to the JD Program
The Admissions Committee follows professional guidelines when reviewing applications. At a minimum, you must provide information demonstrating that you have the requisite intellectual skills to be successful in law school. While LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA are important considerations for admission, they are not the sole factors. We also look for maturity, initiative, public service and a fit with our educational philosophy and curricular strengths. In the application, you will need to give us clear evidence of your abilities through your essay, detailed descriptions of challenging work, and specific letters of recommendation. The Admissions Committee looks at each applicant as a whole person and spends a great deal of time reviewing every application, especially the essay portion.
Application Process – Juris Doctor 2013
UNH Law will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Juris Doctor program on October 1, 2012. The deadline for application submission for JD students is April 1, 2013. However, to be considered for a merit scholarship, your application must be received by March 15th.
NOTE: Applications for Fall 2013 will be accepted until June 1, 2013.
UNH Law does not have a Spring program or a part-time entry program.
To apply, complete the online University of New Hampshire School of Law JD Application for Admission through LSDAS. The application will be available on October 1, 2012. All applicants must register with LSDAS and must apply through its electronic service. If you do not have an LSDAS user account already, you can create one prior to completing the application.
The fee to apply to the University of New Hampshire School of Law is $55. We will waive the application fee to UNH graduates, and to members or veterans of the United States military services. Members of these two groups should register for a fee waiver by completing this Application Fee Waiver Form.
In addition, if an applicant is unable to pay the $55 fee, she/he should complete this Application Fee Waiver Form to apply for an application fee waiver.
When we receive your application, we will acknowledge its receipt via e-mail and assign you a password to Applicant Online Status, where you will be able to track your application's progress. It may take a few days or more to receive your Law School Report because it may contain letters of recommendation, LSAT scores, and transcripts, so please be patient. Make sure, however, that your LSDAS records are current and complete.
Your Decision Notification
We are on a "rolling admissions" basis and will notify you by mail of the decision by our Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee's decision will take about 4-6 weeks after your application is complete, including all required application parts.
Please read the application instructions carefully to be sure you have provided all necessary information and included all your attachments (e.g., double spaced) appropriately.
Please keep your e-mail address current and let us know of any changes.