Thomas Jefferson School of Law seeks to admit a diverse class of qualified students. We are looking for students who, through their personal, intellectual or professional background and experience, will contribute to the rich tapestry of our law school community. The admissions process is holistic, meaning our goal is to evaluate many factors of an applicant’s file before reaching a decision.
All applicants are reviewed carefully to determine whether they have the ability to complete successfully the law school’s program of legal education. Numerical factors considered include the applicant’s First Year Predicted Average (FYP), the applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the applicant’s Undergraduate Grade Point Average (UGPA), and if applicable, the applicant’s Graduate Grade Point Average (GGPA). Additional factors that are considered during the review process include, but are not limited to, writing skills; leadership and maturity as evidenced by work and service experience; letters of recommendation; rigor of the collegiate program; assessments made during applicant interviews; statements of overcoming adversity; previous law study, including whether an applicant was previously disqualified from law school; and ethical or criminal violations.
The Admissions Committee reviews applications as they become complete on a continuous basis and communicates decisions as early as possible. An applicant may accept an offer of admission by submitting the required nonrefundable deposit, which is credited toward tuition. The Law School adheres to a policy of operating free of improper harassment and discrimination and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. For a complete summary of the Law School’s policies, please see the Student Handbook.