Delaware Law seeks applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. We seek students with strong academic records established during their undergraduate years and, where applicable, through graduate study. We use a holistic admissions review process that considers not only your undergraduate GPA and LSAT scores, but also your work and life experiences, extracurricular activities, and community service and involvement. We welcome diversity, in all its forms. We encourage women and ethnic minorities, along with first-generation college and law students, to apply. We require that all applicants submit a personal statement with their application and highly encourage the submission of a diversity statement where applicable. All applicants who are not admitted are considered for the Trial Admissions Program (TAP), which recognizes potential for law school despite lower UGPA or LSAT score. With the exception of transfer students from ABA approved law schools, Delaware Law does not grant JD credit for course work taken prior to matriculation at the Law School.
The LSAT, required testing for applicants, is administered throughout the country several times per year. Please visit the Law School Admission Council's website for more information on dates and registration information.
CAS is a service offered through the LSAC. CAS registration is required and simplifies the application process. Through CAS, all of your records—including undergraduate, graduate, professional, and prior law school (if applicable) transcripts, as well as letters of recommendation—are assembled with your LSAT scores and delivered electronically to Delaware Law.
You must submit your letters of recommendation through CAS. Letters of recommendation are strongly suggested but not required for admission to Delaware Law. A maximum of three letters will be reviewed. The most helpful letters are usually written by individuals such as former professors, employers, or associates who have specific knowledge of your intellectual abilities and character.
The application is paperless and you must apply online. Once you submit your application all communication between you and Delaware Law is handled via our check you application status page on our web site and the primary email address you provided on your application.
Note: Delaware Law does not accept applications from students who have been academically disqualified from and are not in good standing at their previous law school.
Request official transcripts from every undergraduate, graduate, and professional school you have attended and send them to the LSAC’s CAS. If admitted to the law school, your acceptance will be conditioned upon receipt by Delaware Law of an official transcript showing successful completion of your undergraduate studies and the award of your baccalaureate degree. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning your studies at Delaware Law.
Review the questions carefully in your application’s Character and Fitness section, and answer them completely. You have a continuing obligation to update your responses to these questions if they change, even after you apply. In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Admissions Office.