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Application Deadlines

Spring 2021 Application Deadlines

Regular JD Applicants November 1, 2020
Transfer and Visiting Applicants November 15, 2020

Summer 2021 Application Deadline

Transfer and Visiting Applicants March 15, 2021

Fall 2021 Application Deadlines

Regular JD Applicants April 1, 2021
Transfer and Visiting Applicants July 15, 2021

Rolling Admissions

We review and provide admissions decisions as applications are received. Acceptance may be more competitive for applicants whose files are received closer to the application deadline.

Application Requirements

California Western only reviews for admission completed applications. Completed applications include the following elements:

  • Completed electronic application submitted via lsac.org
  • Completed Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report, which includes the following:
    • Valid LSAT score(s) (if applicable)
    • All post-secondary transcripts
      • Undergraduate transcript must show either completion of bachelor's degree or projected degree completion prior to law school matriculation.
        • For applicants with undergraduate degrees completed within the United States: bachelor's degree must have been awarded by an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
        • For applicants with undergraduate degrees completed outside the United States: bachelor's degree must have been awarded by an institution that is equivalent to that of institutions accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Addenda (as required/prompted by the application)
  • GRE score report showing all valid and reportable scores (only required from applicants without a valid LSAT score)

PLEASE NOTE: Admissions policies and procedures, deadlines, fees, courses, degree programs, and other matters described on this website may change without notice. The law school reserves the right to make changes to any matters cited on this website.