UK Law admits first-year students in the fall semester only. There is no part-time program at UK Law. First-year applications are accepted starting on September 1 through March 31. Applicants must apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). For priority consideration with regard to scholarships, applications must be received by February 1 and completed no later than March 1.
First-year application requirements include:
- Online application and $50.00 fee (via LSAC)
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions (via LSAC/CAS)
- LSAT score(s) from the last 5 years (via LSAC/CAS)
- Personal Statement (via LSAC)
- At least 2 Letters of Recommendation (via LSAC/CAS)
- Resume (via LSAC/CAS)
- Other Optional Materials (Addenda, UK Law interest statement) (via LSAC or to UK Law Admissions)
After applying, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application from UK Law with information regarding how to access the online status checker.
UK Law's application fee is $50.00. By applying electronically and paying the application fee via LSAC, your submission constitutes your certification of the truthfulness of the information contained in your application.
You must obtain a bachelor's degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning prior to enrollment at UK Law. Please submit transcripts for all schools you have attended to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS). You must submit your transcripts through CAS even if you attended undergraduate school at UK. The CAS is a centralized service which receives and evaluates, according to a standard scale, your undergraduate transcript(s) and furnishes a report to each law school you designate. Registration for the LSAT and the CAS can be done at the same time through the LSAC website. For your application to be considered complete, we must have a CAS report. If you have questions regarding transcripts or the accreditation of your undergraduate institution, please contact LSAC directly. Please visit our International Applicant page, or contact LSAC directly regarding foreign transcripts.
Please note that if you have yet to complete your undergraduate degree at the time of your application, you must send the UK College of Law an official copy of your final transcript with your degree conferment after you graduate; without this final transcript, admitted students cannot be matriculated into the UK College of Law.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Score(s)
All applicants must take the LSAT, which is given six times per year at test centers throughout the country and overseas. Information on how to register for the LSAT is available on the LSAC website.
If you have multiple LSAT scores, the UK Law Admissions Committee will consider your highest score when making a decision. Please note that the March 2019 exam date will be the final LSAT administration that UK Law can consider for the incoming class of Fall 2019.
You must submit a personal statement, written by you, in accordance with the instructions on the application. The statement will be used both as a sample of your writing ability and for its insights into your background, goals, and potential for enriching UK Law's academic environment. In your personal statement you may write about any of your accomplishments, particularly meaningful experiences, your reasons for applying to law school, or any other topic of your choosing. Your personal statement should be in 11-12 point font, single-spaced (double-spaced between paragraphs) and a maximum of 3 pages in length.
Letters of Recommendation
You are required to submit at least 2 letters of recommendation from those with personal knowledge of your abilities and qualifications to study law. The Admissions Committee will consider your letters of recommendation only to the extent that writers actually know and can speak to your academic potential, relevant personal qualities, and circumstances. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through LSAC’s Letter of Recommendation Service.
Please submit a copy of your resume with your application. Resumes are now required.
Other Materials (optional)
You may submit any other information not originally included with your application that you believe may be relevant for the Admissions Committee to make its decision. The Admissions Committee welcomes and carefully considers whatever information you deem relevant and important to present. Additionally, if you wish to update or amend your application at any time, please email Admissions Associate Jeanie Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission Decisions and Tuition Deposit
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee begins its evaluation of files in late November of the year before admission, with the majority of decisions being made from January to March. You will be notified regarding the status of your application via email as soon as possible after your file is reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
If you are offered admission, you will be required to reserve your place in the entering class with one nonrefundable deposit of $400, which will be applied to your tuition for the Fall 2019 semester. For the majority of students admitted for the incoming class of Fall 2019, this deposit will be due on May 17, 2019. Your deposit can be paid by credit card online in the Admitted Candidate site. You may also pay your deposit by check or money order (made payable to UK College of Law). You must pay your deposit by the applicable deadline to officially reserve your place in the entering class.