The Juris Doctor Program offers two starting terms per year, one in the fall semester (August) and one in Spring semester (January). Several times a year, the School of Law hosts Information Seminars and Open Houses for people who are considering going to law school. Topics covered include the demands of our academic program, admission requirements and procedures, and the specific features of our program. The dean, faculty, and staff host these events with a panel that often includes students and graduates who talk about their law school experiences.
Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadlines to take advantage of a rolling admissions policy. As part of the commitment to make law school a feasible reality, admissions decisions for qualified students are made on an ongoing basis to give students as much time as possible before starting the program. All applications must be on file by the deadline in order to ensure a timely admissions decision. This includes the completed application form, personal statement, transcripts, and any other supporting documentation. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores are requested by the School of Law from the Law School Admission Council.
Transcripts and other documents may also be accepted through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). In rare cases, LSAT scores and transcripts may be accepted after the deadline.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR JURIS DOCTOR PROGRAM
- - Pre-legal Education (Associate or Bachelor’s degree, or 60 units at an accredited college)
- - LSAT score of 146 or higher*
- - Personal Statement
- - Official transcripts from all schools attended for college credit
- - Two letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged
*Those who have not yet taken the LSAT, do not plan to, or scored lower than 146, may be eligible for our First-Year Exam Path.
For additional Admissions information, please visit the JFK School of Law Catalog.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition Fees Disclaimer
Tuition and fees are charged as indicated and are subject to change without notice. All tuition charges are per unit unless otherwise indicated. Tuition is refundable on a percentage basis according to the dates published by the Registrar's Office. Fees become non-refundable beginning the first day of the term. Students expecting to drop courses or to seek a refund of tuition or fees should consult with their Academic and Finance Advisor beforehand.
Tuition is due and payable at the time of registration each term. A deferred payment plan is available. Tuition charges are per semester unit. JD Degree students and visiting students - $690 per unit, JD Auditors - $690 per unit, JFK University College of Law alumni auditors - $452 per unit. A BarBri-designed California Bar Exam prep program is included in tuition, as well as all texts required in the program. This includes several supplementary materials, such as outlines and study aids, to assist students in the study of law.
Program Specific Fees
Description of Fee Amount Course Materials Fee (CMF), per course $296