Question of the Week

We know that you have a lot of questions about applying to law school. We came up with our “Question of the Week” so that we can answer questions you might have at the time you have them. Please check back on a weekly basis to find answers to commonly asked questions!

  • Q: What applications or forms must be filled out for financial aid and/or scholarship consideration?

    A: This is a question you will want to ask each law school you apply to as the answers may vary.

    At Lewis & Clark Law School, the FAFSA is the only form that needs to be filled out for federal financial aid. Ideally, the FAFSA will be submitted before February 15th in the year you plan to attend law school, though you can submit the FAFSA after this date if necessary.

    As for scholarships at Lewis & Clark, your application to law school is what will determine your eligibility and competitiveness for them. There’s a section on the law
    school application itself that asks you to indicate if you are interested in being considered for a merit-based scholarship. Checking “yes” is all you need to do to be considered and the committee will determine your merit compared to the rest of the applicant pool. You can submit a separate statement if you wish highlighting your specific qualifications for scholarships, but note that this is optional and is most helpful if you are providing any additional or new info that is not already in your application.

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