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Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The College of Law’s admissions policies are consistent with the objectives of its educational program and are designed to enroll the most qualified applicants and a diverse student body. The College of Law will not admit applicants who do not appear capable of satisfactorily completing its legal education program.  
  • An applicant to the College of Law must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a satisfactory undergraduate record.  
  • An application for admission filed during the final year of undergraduate studies, prior to receiving a degree, can be approved by the College of Law, subject to the applicant’s receipt of the degree prior to matriculation in the College of Law. 
  • The selection process is based on a variety of factors. The two principal factors are the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. Other factors that may be considered include: institutions attended; majors and/or disciplines; activities in school and professional organizations; community service; and employment experiences. 

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 multiple 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 consider all LSAT scores present on the CAS report. If you decide to retake the LSAT after you have received a denial decision from Belmont Law, please notify the Admissions Coordinator and your application will be reconsidered when your new score is available. You will not need to submit a new application. Registration for the LSAT can be completed through your LSAC account 

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 on the LSAC website. You must submit all academic transcripts from any college or university attended to the CAS. 

  • Belmont University College of Law is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all applicants for admission without regard to race, color, veteran status, religion, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability in the administration of educational policies, admission policies or financial aid. Inquiries or complaints concerning the application of these policies to students should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Services, 2nd floor Baskin Center, law@belmont.edu or 615.460.8400.