International Students

The Boyd School of Law accepts applications to the J.D. program from candidates who are not U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. International applicants are required to comply with all admission and application procedures, including taking the LSAT.

All applicants must register for, and maintain an up-to-date file with, the Law School Data Assembly Service. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that an official transcript from each institution they have attended is sent by that institution to CAS. Please do not have transcripts sent directly to the Boyd School of Law.

International applicants must also certify that they have sufficient financial resources to pay their expenses during their studies at UNLV, as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Applicants may obtain a Confidential Financial Certification form by contacting the Boyd School of Law Office of Admissions. Documentation necessary for applicants to obtain a student visa is issued only after a completed, properly verified Confidential Financial Certification form has been submitted.

Acceptance and matriculation of international applicants are conditional on the applicant meeting all federal, state, and University requirements that apply to international students. All international students attending UNLV must enroll for university health insurance, the fee for which will be automatically charged to their account each semester.

For general information on matters pertaining to international students matriculating at UNLV, applicants may contact the Office of International Students & Scholars at (702) 895-0143.