J.D. Application Requirements
Gonzaga Law’s J.D. program can be completed in 3 years or 2.5 years with summer courses. The instructions to the online application include a more detailed description of what is expected for each element of the application. This list has the general requirements. Your application must be completed through LSAC and include the following materials:
- Online application
- LSAC’s CAS Report* (This includes all of your academic transcripts, 2-4 letters of recommendation, and your LSAT score)
- Personal Statement
- A Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university (students can apply before their graduation but a Bachelor’s Degree must be awarded before the first day of class)**
*Please note that the CAS report will not be released to Gonzaga until at least two letters of recommendation and official transcripts have been sent to LSAC. Letters of recommendation should come from professors, supervisors, or anyone else who has known you in a professional or academic setting.
**If you are applying to Gonzaga University School of Law through one of our approved 3 plus 3 programs, you must have completed three-fourths of your undergraduate degree before the first day of class at the Law School as required by the 3 plus 3 program.
Important: We require full disclosure on the application. Failure to comply could result in the denial of your application, and may be cause for dismissal after admission or registration.
Other Application Types
There are three dual degree options for students pursuing a J.D. degree at Gonzaga Law. In cooperation with Gonzaga University School of Business, Master of Accountancy and Master of Business Administration degrees are available. In cooperation with Eastern Washington University, a Master of Social Work dual degree is also available.
There are some extra requirements for students who are not U.S. citizens. These students should be in touch with The Admissions Office and The Gonzaga International Student & Scholar Services Office (ISSS).
Students that are currently pursuing their legal education at another institution may apply for transfer to Gonzaga University School of Law after their first-year of law school. Credits from your previous institution may transfer in accordance with the transfer credit policy.
Gonzaga School of Law may admit visiting students who are currently enrolled as a 3L in a law school, and plan to transfer credits back to their home law school for graduation.