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JD Admission Timeline

September 1

Application opens

October 1

Applications begin being accepted

November Application file review begins

Mid-December

First admissions decisions released

January 15

Application priority deadline for international and foreign-educated applicants (except Canadians)

February 15 Financial aid priority deadline (federal loans)
March 15* Application priority deadline*

*Applications received by March 15 are given priority consideration, although we will continue to accept applications after this date. Applicants will receive full consideration for admission, as well as merit scholarship consideration.

Admissions files for JD candidates are created only after the law school receives a completed application and fee. The Admissions Office will confirm receipt of your application for admission. We will keep you informed throughout the process and will notify you of the final decision on your application.

Once the Admissions Committee begins meeting, all JD applications are considered in the order they are completed. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner your application is received and completed, the sooner you can be considered by the committee. Ideally, applicants will complete their applications in the fall months (October, November, and December) for optimum consideration. 

If you choose to accept an offer of admission from us, you must submit a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit by the deadline stated in your notice of admission (for most admits this will be mid-April) to hold your place in the class. A second non-refundable deposit of $300 is required from all admitted students by June 5.

Please note: if you plan to apply for financial aid (federal loans), you should do so as soon as possible after October 1st of the year before you intend to matriculate. Although no financial aid award will be made until after you are admitted, do not wait until you are admitted before beginning your application for financial aid. Please see Financial Aid for further information.

Admissions Office
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97219-7799
Phone: 503-768-6613
Fax: 503-768-6793
Email: lawadmss@lclark.edu