How to Apply
Our application process is completely electronic. All applications must be submitted electronically through the LSAC. If you require an accommodation, please contact us at 860-570-5100.
All communication, including application status and final decisions, will be sent electronically. Please be sure to update the Admissions Office of any email changes. Additionally, please ensure that any email you may receive from the Admissions Office does not end up in your spam or junk folders.
The Deadline for Applications is April 15, 2013.
- Applications for admission may be submitted after September 1, 2012, and must be released no later than April 15, 2013.
Complete a bachelor's degree
Take the LSAT
- All applicants must take the LSAT. For more information about the exam, visit www.lsac.org. An LSAT taken prior to June 2008 or after June 2013 will be invalid for 2013 admission.
Register with the CAS
- All applications must register for the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) at http://www.lsac.org.
Complete the Application
- All applicants must submit the application electronically. To access the application click here.
- Follow the directions closely and complete each section completely.
Submit Letters of Recommendation
- All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation to the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service.
- Applicants are also invited to submit evaluations through the LSAC Evaluation Service. Please note that evaluations are not required and will not replace the two required letters of recommendation.
Submit the Personal Statement
- All applicants must submit a personal statement on a topic of their choice.
- The topic is open-ended and has a two page limit.
Submit an Optional Essay
- Applicants may include an optional essay or addendum which addresses additional information not included in the personal statement.
- This statement should provide further explanation or details which may not be readily apparent in other parts of the application.
Submit Character and Fitness explanation (if necessary)
- Applicants who reply "yes" to any character and fitness question must provide an essay fully explaining the circumstances surrounding the arrest/charge, conviction or infraction.
- If you are unsure about if you need to disclose a situation or offense, it is est to err on the side of full disclosure.
- Each applicant is strongly encouraged to secure information regarding character and fitness requirements from the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice. Many state bar examining committees require copies of your law school applications; should your responses to us be different than your response to the bar examiners, it may result in a character and fitness hearing. For information regarding the Bar Examination, including Character and Fitness, please visit: http://www.law.uconn.edu/student-handbook/admission-bar.
Submit the Residency Affidavit
- All applicants, regardless of state of permanent residency, are required to submit the Residency Affidavit.
Evaluation Service for Foreign Educated Students
- UConn Law School Admissions Committee requires all foreign transcripts to be submitted through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Authentication and Evaluation Service.
- Applicants who were directly enrolled at an institution outside the U.S., its territories, or Canada and the total amount of work you completed at all such institutions combined is the equivalent of more than one year of bachelor's-level study must use this service.
- To use the LSAC's Authentication and Evaluation Service, you must register for CAS and must request the appropriate documents (e.g., mark sheets, academic reports, diplomas, degree certifications, transcripts) be sent directly to LSAC from the institution(s) you attended.
Non Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the University of Connecticut to prohibit discrimination in education, employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any unlawful factor. In Connecticut, protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender, sexual harassment), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, and any other group protected by civil rights laws.