Application Process

Earning your Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law starts with the application process, an opportunity for interested candidates to demonstrate their potential for the successful study of law. A supportive and collaborative community, Brandeis Law actively seeks to recruit a class of talented individuals with strong credentials, diverse backgrounds and unique experiences.

Prospective applicants should be mindful of several important dates:

  • October 1, 2023: First-year JD program application opens
  • January 1, 2024: Early Bird application deadline
  • April 1, 2024: Regular application deadline
  • July 1, 2024: First-year JD program application closes

Applications must be complete by the dates above in order to meet the application deadlines. Your application will not be considered complete until the law school has received all required application components. Applicants are automatically considered for all available institutional scholarship funding with no separate application required. Brandeis Law does not charge an application fee.

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) handles the collection and processing of all application materials. Please allow up to two weeks for LSAC to process materials submitted via the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). The law school will not receive your CAS materials until they have been fully processed and released by LSAC.

The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis, beginning in November. Once an application is under review, a decision is typically rendered within three weeks. If an applicant is placed on the waitlist by the Admissions Committee, their application will be reassessed in the summer.

Early Bird Applications

Applications that are complete and ready for review by January 1, 2024, will be given priority in allocating institutional scholarship funding. You must take the LSAT no later than November 2023 in order to meet the Early Bird application deadline.

Regular Applications

Applications that are incomplete as of the Early Bird application deadline but complete and ready for review by April 1, 2024, will be considered for institutional scholarship funding to the extent that funding remains available. You must take the LSAT no later than February 2024 in order to meet the regular application deadline.

Late Applications

Applications that are incomplete as of the regular application deadline are generally ineligible for institutional scholarship funding. The application for Fall 2024 admission will no longer be available for submission after July 1, 2024, and updates to incomplete applications will no longer be accepted. You must take the LSAT no later than June 2024 in order to apply for Fall 2024 admission.