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JFK School of Law
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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 JFK 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 a completed application form, personal statement, official transcripts, and any other supporting documentation, such as letters of recommendation.  LSAT scores are highly encouraged but not required for admission.

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How to Apply

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STEP 1: Create your account

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Step 2: Complete admissions application online

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STEP 3: If accepted, work with your Enrollment Specialist to get scheduled and ready to start class


Studying at, or graduating from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.

For information relating to the pass rates of JFK School of Law graduates on the ten most recent administrations of the California Bar Examination, visit The State Bar of California’s website at:


Program availability varies by state. Admission is granted at the time of initial acceptance into a program and is dependent on program availability in a state where the applicant resides at the time of admission. If a student moves to a state other than the state where the applicant resided when accepted into the program, continuation in the program will depend on the availability of the program within the new state of residence. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the institution of a change in residence (new state). Students who relocate while enrolled may be unable to complete their studies if they are moving to a state where the university is not currently authorized to offer a particular program. Not all programs are approved in authorized states. Students wishing to relocate to a restricted state will not be able to continue in their program of study. Students should contact their Advisor to discuss how relocation could alter their eligibility in their current program.