If your interest lies in law and you have settled on Chicago as the city to pursue your academic dream, this University of Chicago Law School admission 2021/2022 requirements, fees and deadlines guide will help you in your application to study law at the UOT Law school.
Before you proceed, here’s a gist of the competition you face. For a yearly space of maximum 195 on offer, the University of Chicago Law School admissions office receive not less than 5000 applications from interested people like yourself and your application needs to stand out, luckily the review officers scrutinize each and every application received to arrive a decision.
Your application to the University of Chicago Law School will be through an electronically admissions process, no paper involved. If you’re applying for the Juris Doctor (JD) program, you will have to do so through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Flexible Application.
Application to the University of Chicago law school Juris Doctor program is open from September of 2020 and closes for regular decision applicants on 1st March 2021. Law School classes begin in late September/early October 2021.
Please note that for your application to be considered complete, all sections of the LSAC must be completed. During the application on the LSAC platform, you will have the chance to select the following:
- Early decision
- Regular Decision
- Indicate if you’d like to apply to the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program
Make sure all instructions are thoroughly read before proceeding to start your application process. For any assistance, contact the Admissions Office of the UOC Law School at 773-702-9484 or email [email protected]
Character and Fitness
During your application, you will come across the character and Fitness questionnaire which assesses your suitability to practice the legal profession. Remember that in addition to bar examinations, state bar associations can request for your entire application including the character and fitness answers to assess your suitability to be admitted to the bar.
Transcripts are central to your application to the University of Chicago law School and it must include all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts that shows all your academic performance at the undergraduate and any graduate schools you attended. LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is where all academic transcripts are to be submitted.
For your application to be market complete, you must submit at least one LSAT writing on file taken within the last five years. Remember that you are require to submit all LSAT scores taken within the last five years.
A detailed resume covering educational history, extracurricular activities, community and volunteer activities, and all full or part-time work experience, all with durations indicated.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required which must cover areas such as your academic promise, as well as personal qualities such as intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm, and commitment.
Essential to your application is a personal statement which should demonstrate your contribution to the Law School community beyond academics and should demonstrate your ability to communicate your thoughts effectively.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
If English is not your first language, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (iBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken within the last 2-years, are the accepted proof of English language proficiency for admission to University of Chicago law school. Applicants must score at least 104 total for the TOEFL. Applicants must score at least 7.5 overall and no less than 7.0 for each section for the IELTS.
Applicants who in the 10-years prior to applying, have obtained a post-secondary degree in the following countries are exempted from proof of English proficiency; Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States.
Fees of University of Chicago law school
|Graduate Student Services Fee||$1,248|
|Room & Board||$17,280|
|Books & Supplies||$1,785|
|Personal Expenses/ Misc.||$3,150|
|Student Loan Fees**||$1,170|
|TOTAL FOR 2L AND 3L STUDENTS||$100,506|
|TOTAL FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS||$102,081|
Every student admitted to the University of Chicago Law School is automatically considered for scholarships. Admitted students who would like their financial need to be considered must complete the FAFSA and a UChicago Need Application (candidate and parent sections). The FAFSA and need application for admitted students is due typically two weeks after the date of your admission and submissions received after the deadline will not be considered unless approval from the Admissions & Financial Aid Office has been received.