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Your path to a fulfilling legal career begins at Lewis & Clark Law School. Start your application today.

Start Your Legal Career With Admission to L&C Law

By choosing Lewis & Clark, you’re making a decision that will propel your legal career forward.

We are recognized nationally and globally for rigorous academic preparation, a commitment to developing practical skills for professional success, top-ranked specialty programs, a spectacular campus, and a uniquely collegial environment. Apply now to join our community and open opportunities for professional success.

JD Application ProcessLLM Application Process

MSL Application ProcessSJD Application Process

  • Trisha Paul MSL '23

    The staff and faculty at Lewis & Clark have opened doors for me I never knew existed.

    Trisha Paul
    Corbett, Oregon | MSL ’23
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  • Kevin Carty JD '23

    Over my time at Lewis & Clark, I have found the culture to be what I expected: collegial and supportive.

    Kevin Carty
    Greensboro, North Carolina | JD ’23
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  • Emilie Washer JD '25

    My favorite class has been Contracts because I love the way my professor explains complicated topics multiple times and in different ways so that everyone understands.

    Emilie Washer
    Island Lake, Illinois | JD ’25
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Apply for Your Juris Doctor (JD) Degree

Lewis & Clark Law School’s JD application process is streamlined through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website, eliminating the hassle of reporting LSAT scores across multiple platforms, and we also don’t charge an application fee. You can apply to either our full- or part-time divisions, and after your first year, you can move between them as you choose. That flexibility, along with the mentoring students receive from faculty, staff, alumni, and fellow students, creates a learning environment that ensures success.

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JD Application Timeline

September 15       

Application opens (U.S., international, and spring transfer/visiting applicants)

November

Application file review begins

Mid-December First admissions decisions released
December 15 Application deadline (spring transfer/visiting applicants)
January 15

Application priority deadline for international and foreign-educated applicants

February 1 Application opens (fall transfer/visiting applicants)
February 15 Financial aid priority deadline (federal loans)
March 15* Application priority deadline for U.S. and Canadian applicants
July 15 Application deadline (fall transfer/visiting applicants)
*Applications received by March 15 are given priority consideration, although we will continue to accept applications after this date.

Apply for Your Master of Laws (LLM) Degree

Lewis & Clark Law School offers two advanced legal degree programs in environmental law and animal law (the first in the country!). They are designed for U.S. and international law graduates and attorneys seeking to focus on animal or environmental law in practice, teaching, research, academia, policy, and more. Our application process is simple, and with both in-person and online options, our LLM programs can accommodate any student.

Animal Law LLM Application for In-Person Study Animal Law LLM Application for Online Study

Environmental Law LLM Application for In-Person Study Environmental Law LLM Application for Online Study

LLM Application Timelines

Animal Law

TBD

Environmental Law

May 1 Application priority deadline (fall semester start)
November 15 Application priority deadline (spring semester start)

Apply for Your Master of Legal Studies (MSL) Degree

Lewis & Clark Law School offers two graduate legal programs for nonlawyers in environmental law and animal law (the first in the country!). They are designed for those who have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in learning about the law for their career (such as teaching, research, academia, advocacy, policy, and more) but who do not wish to practice law or obtain a law degree. Our application process makes it simple to take the next step toward advancing your professional goals. With both in-person and online options, our MSL programs can accommodate any student.

Animal Law MSL Application for In-Person Study Animal Law MSL Application for Online Study

Environmental Law MSL Application for In-Person Study Environmental Law MSL Application for Online Study

MSL Application Timelines

Animal Law

TBD

Environmental Law

May 1 Application priority deadline (fall semester start)
November 15 Application priority deadline (spring semester start)

 

Apply for Your Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) Degree

Lewis & Clark Law School offers the world’s first and only animal law doctoral program. Intended to be completed in three years, the Animal Law SJD is designed for U.S. and international advanced legal degree holders (LLM in any subject) seeking to dedicate their careers to animal law research, scholarship, teaching, or policy. Representing the brightest minds in this burgeoning field, Animal Law SJD candidates are afforded unparalleled opportunities to grow as researchers, scholars, instructors, policy leads, and more.

Start Your SJD Application

SJD Application Timelines

November Application opens
February 1 Application deadline

Questions About Your Application?

Get in touch! The Lewis & Clark Law School admissions team is here to help you along the way.

Contact Law School Admissions

Staff

Steve Johansen

Steve Johansen

Associate Dean of Admissions
Jacob McCormack

Jacob McCormack

Assistant Director of Admissions
Samantha Stockdale

Samantha Stockdale

Assistant Director of Admissions
Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Data Analyst
503-768-6737

Lewis & Clark Law School adheres to a non-discrimination policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and program. The law school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital, parental, veteran or military status, and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws.