How to Apply

  • Online JD Application

    Click below to access Pace Law's application on the LSAC website. The Pace Law application is entirely paperless and is accessible exclusively through LSAC. Scroll down this page to read more information about our admission procedures.

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  • Application Status Checker

    All applicants to the JD program, (first-year, transfer, full-time or part-time), please click below to view the status of your application. The site requires the username and password that you received via email from Pace Law School when you applied.

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  • Admissions Calendar

    For important dates, deadlines, and other timing guidelines pertaining to the Pace Law admissions process, click below to view our handy online Admissions Calendar.

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To apply for admission to Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University's JD program, please follow the directions below. If you are interested in one of our Graduate Law Programs, please go to Graduate Programs and follow the instructions on that site.

Our JD application is available electronically through the Law School Admissions Council "LSAC".

Fall 2018 - JD Application

Spring 2019 - Application will available August 2018

If you have difficulty accessing the application electronically, please call the Office of Admissions at (914) 422-4210 or email us at admissions@law.pace.edu. 

Admission Standards

Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law seeks qualified students who can meaningfully contribute to the law school community and the legal profession. A person who holds a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education is eligible to apply for admission as a candidate for the JD degree. At Pace, as at many law schools, the most important admissions criteria are the undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. The Admissions Committee will also consider other factors when making decisions such as the strength of the curriculum undertaken or the quality of the institution at which undergraduate work was done, class rank and the progression of grades. Writing, grammar, and spelling skills are extremely important. In addition, character and fitness, proven capacity for leadership, dedication to community service, excellence in a particular field, diversity, motiviation, graduate study, work experience, extracurricular activities and other key indications of professional promise receive careful consideration in appropriate cases.

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.

First Time Applicants

First-year students may begin their JD studies in the fall or spring semester. For the deadlines for entry to each term and other important dates please view our Admissions Calendar.

  1. Online Law School application. (The Office of Admissions uses the Law School Assembly Service (LSAC) for application and document processing. If you need an accessible version of the LSAC services and the website please visit LSAC ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES.)

  2. $65 application fee (non-refundable)

  3. A typed personal statement that highlights aspects of your background that you believe will be of interest to the Admissions Committee.

  4. Resume.

  5. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report. Send official transcripts for all undergraduate, graduate or professional study to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for your CAS report.

  6. A reportable Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. 

Two-Year JD for International Lawyers

International lawyers who seek admission to the Two-Year JD Program must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Online Law School application

  2. $65 application fee (non-refundable)

  3. A typed personal statement that highlights aspects of your background that you believe will be of interest to the Admissions Committee.

  4. Resume.

  5. LSAT test score not more than 5 years old and a current CAS Report is available for retrieval. 

  6. Official transcripts for all professional study to the LSAC for your CAS report.

  7. TOEFL Test score of at least 100, not more than 4 years old.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are those who have satisfactorily completed at least one year of law study at a law school approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and are in good academic standing. Candidates in good standing from a non-ABA approved law school granted the power to confer the JD degree by the appropriate governmental authority in the unapproved law school’s jurisdiction, or candidates of a non-ABA approved law school who are permitted to sit for the bar examination in the jurisdiction in which the school is located may also apply for transfer status. Enrolled transfer students will receive a maximum of 30 transfer credits for the coursework previously completed. For the deadlines for entry to each term and other important dates please view our Admissions Calendar. Transfer applicants are required to submit:

  1. Online Law School Application

  2. $65.00 application fee (non-refundable)

  3. Resume.

  4. LSAT test score and a current CAS report.

  5. A typed personal statement explaining the reasons for requesting transfer,

  6. Official transcript of all prior law school work sent directly to LSAT for inclusion in a CAS Report

  7. A letter of good academic standing from the appropriate law school official, which includes the applicant’s class standing

The Office of Admissions uses the Law School Assembly Service (LSAC) for application and document processing. If you are disabled or have difficulty accessing the LSAC website or our website, please call the us for assistance at (914) 422-4210, or email admissions@law.pace.edu.

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Visiting Students

Any law student who is currently attending an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and is in good academic standing can apply as a non-matriculating or visiting student. Visiting students must have permission from the dean of their law school to take courses at Pace Law. Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Law School Application

  2. $65.00 application fee (non-refundable)

  3. An official transcript of all prior law school coursework sent directly to the Office of Admissions

  4. A letter of good standing from the home school clearly stating that credit for classes undertaken at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University will be applied to your degree at your home school.

The Office of Admissions requires the use of the Law School Credential Assembly Service (LSAC) for application and document processing. Students who are unable to utilize the LSAC service may submit their downloaded application and documents electronically or via mail. Regardless of submission method, all applicants are considered equally based upon their application materials.

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International Applicants

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency in the use of the English language. An exception may be made for an applicant who has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants for whom the TOEFL test is required should contact TOEFL online at www.ets.org or by phone at 609-921-9000 for information and application forms.

Applicants who attended undergraduate or graduate programs at foreign universities are required to take the LSAT and must register with either the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) JD Credential Assembly Service or with the World Education Service (WES) to have their foreign undergraduate and graduate transcripts evaluated. Additional information on these services can be obtained online at www.lsac.org and www.wes.org.

  1. Online Law School Application

  2. $65 application fee (non-refundable)

  3. LSAT test score not more than 5 years old and ensure a current CAS report is available for retrieval.

  4. TOEFL Test score of at least 100, not more than 4 years old.

  5. A typed personal statement setting forth those life experiences which have contributed to your personal development and which have prepared you to undertake a rigorous program of law study. You may also include a short addendum if there is an aspect of your application (such as a leave of absence) that you wish to explain further.

  6. Resume.

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Reapplication

Students who previously attended Pace and who have not been in attendance at the law school for more than one year must complete the admissions process in the same manner as any other applicant. To be eligible for readmission, the former student must meet all admissions standards applicable at the time of reapplication. It is essential that all time and all activities since the previous enrollment be accounted for in the new application.

PLEASE NOTE: All decisions on applications are final for a given term, students are welcome to go through the admissions process again for the next term and have their updated file submitted for admissions consideration.

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Application Deadlines

First-year students may begin their JD studies in the fall and/or spring semester. November 15th is the priority deadline for Spring admission and June 1st is the priority deadline for Fall admission. Applications will be considered after the deadlines on a Rolling Admissions basis.

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STANDARDIZED TEST

Applicants may submit Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results, or both. All scores must be no more than five years old from the date of projected enrollment at Pace Law. LSAT scores will be reported to the law school through Law School Admission Council (LSAC) credential assembly service. GRE results must be sent directly to our office from Educational Testing Service (ETS) using school code: 4020. Applicants submitting the GRE must also notify our office in writing by sending an email to: admissons@law.pace.edu. To register with ETS go online to http://www.ets.org

LSAC CREDENTIAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE (CAS)

Applicants are required to register with Law School Admissions Council "LSAC" regardless of which standardized test is taken to have academic transcripts processed and sent to the Law School. The LSAC supplies the Law school with a report, known as the CAS Report, that summarizes the applicant’s academic profile, LSAT score, copies of transcripts, writing samples and letters of recommendation. Applicants may contact LSAC directly by calling (215) 968-1001 or through the LSAC website at www.lsac.org.

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