Admission and Scholarships
We pledge to offer our students an outstanding legal education. Our diverse faculty has exceptional qualifications; our curriculum is rich in breadth and depth; and our library and physical facilities are among the most modern and technologically advanced in the nation.
We seek students whose academic and personal qualifications are of the highest order and who will become leaders in the legal profession and the community. To ensure we reach that goal, we carefully review the academic record, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, and college and community activities of every applicant, as well as the recommendations of those who know each individual's accomplishments and potential. We give substantial consideration to ensure that our student body reflects the diversity of our community in order to serve it best.
Scholarship awards will be made with your admission decision, so you will have ample time to plan how you will finance your education.
Below is a description of the various kinds of financial aid available to students. This information provides you a basic description of funding resources, for full assistance we encourage you to work with our Financial Aid office to plan for your law school experience.
Earle Mack School of Law Merit Scholarships
We are committed to enrolling the highest caliber of students to our law school. To recruit competitive law students, we have dedicated significant financial resources to the law school's merit based scholarship program.
91 percent of our Class of 2015 received academic merit scholarships varying in amount from $2,500 to $32,000 per year.
Scholarship awards are based on the strength of a student’s academic success and aptitude. Starting with the Class of 2014, students receiving merit scholarships are required to maintain full-time status and a 2.95 minimum cumulative GPA from the completion of their first year studies. There is no need to apply for the scholarships; recipients are notified at the time the offer is made.
Throughout the year enrolled students are exposed to other opportunities to earn funding that may supplement their educational expenses.