First-year J.D. applicants should apply online between September 15 and March 1 for August 2016 enrollment. First-year applications are considered for fall enrollment only.
First-year J.D. applicants can check their application status online by clicking HERE.
Early Commitment applicants must have their applications submitted by November 15 and completed no later than December 1.
To assist you in applying to UC Hastings, please refer to the following admission checklist:
5. Submit only two Letters of Recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic or professional work. Letters should be submitted by the writer directly to the LSAC CAS.
6. A Résumé is required. There is no page limit. Résumés should be submitted via the LSAC CAS.
7. Legal Education Opportunity Program Application (LEOP - optional). This supplemental application is solely for students who wish to be considered through LEOP. LEOP applicants must answer all relevant questions on the LEOP Application Supplement. They may choose to include information about the adversity they faced and its impact on their academic preparation in their personal statement or provide a second essay for this purpose (preferred). In addition, to the extent that other information will help in the evaluation of your claim about significant adversity, please provide it. (For instance, diagnostic reports concerning disabilities and accommodations should be submitted.)
8. Financial Aid Forms
Transfer applicants should apply online between May 1 and July 1. Transfer applications are only considered for fall semester enrollment. Updated recommendation letters should be sent directly to the LSAC.
Visiting students should apply online between May 1 and July 1 for the fall semester and between October 15 and December 1 for the spring semester.
Students who wish to apply for the LL.M program should follow the LL.M application instructions, which are different from the J.D. instructions on this page.
If you encounter any technical difficulties with the application process, contact LSAC directly at 215-968-1393. Feel free to direct non-technical inquiries to the Admissions Office via email or phone at 415-565-4623.