The College of Law starts to accept applications as early as October 16.
Although the College of Law evaluates applications on rolling admissions, our priority deadline is March 15. We will continue to accept and review applications after March 15 and throughout the summer.
Nearly all American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools require the LSAT as one component of an admission file. While several law schools have recently announced that they will accept either the LSAT or the GRE for the 2018–2019 application cycle, University of Idaho candidates will need to take the LSAT. The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.
Yes, you may visit the College of Law. Please contact the Office of Admissions to schedule your tour here.
The College of Law only has one application. Applicants will have the opportunity to select a preferred location, whether Boise or Moscow.
Every effort will be made to notify applicants of a decision within weeks of the submitted application as long as it is submitted before the priority deadline of March 15. We will continue to review applications after March 15 but decisions on applications might take a little longer to be posted on your account.
No. Our program is a full-time, day only program beginning every Fall semester. We have an adjusted curriculum program for qualifying applicants. Please contact Admissions for additional questions or to see if you qualify for this limited program.
For the entering class of 2020, the median LSAT score was 153 and median GPA was 3.24.
We strongly suggest you take the LSAT after you have fully prepared for the examination. The LSAT is offered multiple times per year. Starting in 2021, the LSAT will be offered multiple times a year. If you are planning to start law school in August, you should plan to sit for the LSAT in October or December of the proceeding year. Although, we may accept scores from the June LSAT of the same year you plan to attend. For more information about the LSAT, please consult the Law School Admissions website: www.lsac.org.
Your personal statement should be no longer than two (2) pages, double-spaced. An applicant should not feel confined to just two or three pages if he or she feels more space is needed to convey the information necessary to fully inform the reviewer. We use your personal statement in lieu of a personal interview, and to evaluate your writing skills. Include anything that you wish to tell us about yourself beyond test scores and grade point averages. Let us know who you are — your unique strengths, talents, experiences, motivations, and aspirations. It’s your chance to tell us why, beyond your academic qualifications, we should accept you. Be creative. Spend time on your statement. If you’ve done many things and have an extensive work background, don’t try to cram all of it in. Instead, expand on a few experiences or facts in detail.
Admitted students have the option to defer their acceptance for one year on a case by case basis. Students interested in deferring should e-mail their request with a brief explanation to firstname.lastname@example.org The request would then need to be approved by the Director of Admissions. This process typically takes 1-2 weeks. If a deferral is granted, a letter will be sent to the student confirming the decision. Any awarded scholarships will carry over with the deferral provided that the student submits the $500 seat deposit.
Financial Aid FAQ
To apply for federal financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA. To be considered for priority, you must submit a FAFSA by Dec. 1 and list the University of Idaho (federal code 001626). Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for federal aid. See our Financial Aid website for more details.
The College of Law awards a number of scholarships to incoming students. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability and professional promise. Applicants are considered for a College of Law scholarship at the time of determining admission and, if selected to receive a scholarship, will have that indicated on the Letter of Acceptance.
Visit the Gaining Idaho State Residency page for more information.
Yes. You will need to register with LSAC to sign up for the LSAT. Because your credentials are compiled by LSAC and delivered to UI through this channel. If you choose to come to UI for law school, you will have to order new transcripts for UI because LSAC’s transcripts were “original” to LSAC but not to UI. You can register with CAS by visiting LSAC at www.lsac.org.
We consider the highest LSAT score achieved for purposes of admission.
LSAT scores are valid for five (5) years.
Yes. This will help the staff complete your application before your LSAT score is received. Your application status will be " Incomplete" and once your score comes in, your status will change to "Complete" and your application will be reviewed to the admissions committee
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The University of Idaho College of Law also offers a LSAT prep course. For more information, please visit: https://www.uidaho.edu/law/lsat.