»JD Application Instructions

IMPORTANT:  First-Year J.D. Applicants must apply using the official online form provided by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).  Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law does not accept hard copy applications.

HOW TO APPLY:



Log in to your online LSAC account here or link to the blue "Apply Now" button on this page. (If you do not have an LSAC account, you can create one prior to beginning the application process.) Open the application form and follow these steps:

Step 1 Check the "JD/First Year" box on your application. 



Step 2 Upload your Personal Statement.  The personal statement must be no more than three pages in length, typewritten, 12 point font, and double-spaced.



Step 3 Upload your Resume. The resume should include, but is not limited to, work experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, etc. 



Step 4 Submit the $75 application fee. If you have an LSAC fee waiver, the application fee will be waived upon "checkout." Learn more about requesting a fee waiver.

Step 5 Order a Credential Assembly Service report to be sent to Chapman University Fowler School of Law.

Step 6 Two letters of recommendation are required.

Applicants who need an accommodation with any portion of the application process: please contact The Fowler School of Law's Assistant Dean of Admission.



Note: If the application materials do not meet the requirements, there may be a delay in processing your file and a subsequent delay in placing your file into review.
 
If you have any additional information that you cannot upload as an attachment with your electronic application, please fax the documents to (888) 289-5033.  Do not send any information directly to the Law Admissions Office.

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Start your Chapman JD application here:

Save some money by applying for an application fee waiver. Once you receive your fee waiver code, please begin your Chapman JD application using the official online LSAC form.

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