Application Checklist

For Full-Time and Part-Time J.D. enrollment, applicants must provide a completed application through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). An application will be considered complete if the following requirements are met:

Signed and dated application for admission

All applications must be submitted electronically through CAS. Applications may be signed electronically or a signature submitted with the certification letter via postal mail.

Personal Statement

A personal statement must be included as part of the online application process. The personal statement is an open-ended essay written on any topic the applicant chooses and should be two to three pages in length and well written. Ideally, the personal statement will provide insight to the admissions committee about the applicant's personality and what they will bring to Brandeis School of Law.

Two to four letters of recommendations

A minimum of two letters of recommendation must be included as part of the online application process and sent directly to the CAS. One letter must be from a faculty member. The second letter can either be from a faculty member or from an individual who has knowledge of the applicant's personal qualifications and ability to succeed in a competitive professional program. Applications are not considered ready for review, and will be held, until at least two letters of recommendation are received. No recommendations will be considered after an admission decision has been made on an application. We will accept up to four letters of recommendation.

Official transcripts

Transcripts from all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions that the applicant has attended must be submitted directly to CAS as part of the online application process.

Current résumé

A current résumé outlining the applicant's work and educational experience.

LSAT

The LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated training centers.

Optional diversity statement

Brandeis School of Law gives serious consideration to the ways in which each applicant might contribute to a diverse educational environment. You may wish to write a diversity statement to distinguish yourself from other applicants.Topics of focus could include, but are not limited to: leadership qualities, community service, socioeconomic status, work history, advanced study, unique talents or experiences, unusual hardships, race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and disability status.

To assure that access to legal education and to the legal profession are visibly open to all qualified members of our heterogeneous society, the law school considers as one factor an applicant’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability status and socioeconomic status in order to help open the ranks of the legal profession to those who have been historically underrepresented in the profession.

Applications are not considered complete and ready for review until the law school receives the law school report from the CAS. Your report from the CAS will not be sent until all items are received by LSAC.