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Welcome! We're glad you're interested in the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Interested applicants must apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). If you encounter any problems or experience difficulties with the online application, please contact an LSAC Candidate Service Representative at 215.968.1001 or Technical Support at 215.968.1393. Be sure to have your LSAC account number available.


For a direct link to the Fall 2021 UK Rosenberg Law Application for First-Year students, click here



Application Open

Application Deadline

First-Year Application:




September 1

April 30

Transfer/Visitor Application:


March 15

June 1


November 1

December 1


March 15

May 1


​First-Year Curriculum:

As a first-year student UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law, you will have a required course of study that provides the basics for the study of law. These courses introduce you to the fundamentals and serve as the foundation for other classes. The first-year curriculum consists of: first-semester Torts, Contracts I, Civil Procedure I, and Criminal Law. The second semester curriculum consists of Property, Contracts II, Civil Procedure III and Constitutional Law I. 

Legal Research & Writing

In addition to the courses listed above, you will participate in a 4 hour Legal Research and Writing class. In Legal Research, you will learn the ins and outs of how to use the Law Library and internet resources. In Legal Writing, you will learn how to write a memo and a brief, as well as present an appellate argument.

Basic Skills Seminars

Also during the first-year, UK Rosenberg Law provides instruction and support in a variety of one hour seminars taught by faculty, each a different skill that will be useful in law school and in your career.