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, Louisville 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, 2022: First-year JD program application opens
January 15, 2023: Priority application deadline at 5:00 PM Eastern
- April 15, 2023: Regular application deadline at 5:00 PM Eastern
- July 15, 2023: First-year JD program application closes at 5:00 PM Eastern
Your application will not be considered complete and ready for review until the law school has received all required application components. Applications must be complete, not just submitted, by the dates above in order to meet the priority and regular application deadlines. Applicants are automatically considered for all available institutional scholarship funding with no separate application required. Louisville Law does not charge an application fee.
All applicants must create an account Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) in order to apply. LSAC handles the collection and processing of all application materials. Please allow up to two weeks for LSAC to process materials submitted via CAS. The law school will not receive your CAS materials until they have been fully processed and released by LSAC.
The Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications in November, with decisions rendered thereafter on a rolling basis. 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 late spring or early summer.
Applications that are complete and ready for review by January 15 at 5:00 PM Eastern are classified as priority applications. Priority applications will be given priority in allocating institutional scholarship funding. Applicants who are interested in the Human Rights Fellowship are strongly encouraged to meet the priority application deadline. You must take the LSAT no later than November 2022 in order to meet the priority application deadline.
Applications that are incomplete as of the priority application deadline but complete and ready for review by April 15 at 5:00 PM Eastern are classified as regular applications. Regular applications will be considered for institutional scholarship funding to the extent that funding remains available. You must take the LSAT no later than February 2023 in order to meet the regular application deadline.
Applications that are incomplete as of the regular application deadline are classified as late applications. Late applications are generally ineligible for institutional scholarship funding. The application will no longer be available for submission after July 15 at 5:00 PM Eastern, and updates to incomplete applications will no longer be accepted. You must take the LSAT no later than June 2023 in order to apply for Fall 2023 admission.