Application Checklist

The following is a checklist for your completion of the application process:

check Complete the Belmont University College of Law Online Application through LSAC
check Complete a Personal Statement
check Register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
check Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
check Submit TOEFL Scores (International Students)

Personal Statement

This document should be a one or two page essay detailing why you are uniquely qualified to be a successful law student at Belmont University College of Law. You may cite experiences that have led you to the study of law and/or illustrate how you want to benefit the legal profession upon completing the Juris Doctor degree. The personal statement should be well written, thoughtful, and original.

Credential Assembly Service

The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is administered by the Law School Admission Council and serves as a central collection agency of college transcripts required for law school admissions decisions. The CAS analyzes undergraduate work, combines the analysis with LSAT scores, and produces a CAS report for the College of Law.  Registration with the CAS can be completed at the Law School Admission Council’s website at www.LSAC.org. You must submit all academic transcripts from any college or university attended to the CAS.

LSAT

The LSAT is an aptitude test used by law schools throughout the country and is administered by the Law School Admission Council. The test is offered four times per calendar year at testing centers throughout the country. The LSAT is a predictor of how a student will perform in law school and on the bar examination. The College of Law strongly encourages students to prepare thoroughly for the LSAT. If taken more than once, the College of Law will use the highest of all scores. Registration for the LSAT can be completed at the Law School Admission Council’s website at www.LSAC.org.

International Applicants

International applicants whose native foreign language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the  English language by submitting an official copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. A minimum score of 550 is required (213 CBT or 80iBT). For additional information for the admission of international students, click here.