Applications are accepted October 1 through March 15. Applications after March 15 will be accepted as space permits.
Our Admissions Committee prefers to review applicants before March 15 in order to offer all decisions by April. If you apply after March 15, your application will still be given full consideration for admission, but it will be as our class size and space permits. It may also result in an extended decision date.
First year law school admission is only offered for the fall semester. Visiting and transfer applicants may apply for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
The Admissions Committee uses the same standards for admission to the day and evening programs.
The LSAT is usually offered every month. Visit the Law School Admission Council's LSAT test dates site for more information. Scores from the February test administration will be timely to meet our March 15 application priority deadline. We don't waive the LSAT and every applicant is required to have an LSAT score that is no older than five years, unless the applicant qualifies under LSAT-Alternate Admission.
You can only apply to the law school once each year, and you must indicate your choice of full-time or part-time program. Should your circumstances change after you have made a selection, please contact us so that we can make the change in your program preference.
Once an application is complete, it is forwarded to the admissions committee for review. The committee will begin reviewing completed applications in December and continue throughout the spring. While some applicants may be notified of the committee's decision earlier in the spring, many applicants will be informed of the committee's decision during the month of April.
The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. If you submit your complete application by March 15, you will receive a decision in April.
This status means that the Admissions Committee is still reviewing your application and it has not yet reached a decision. Sometimes, an applicant may be "in review" for several weeks while the committee considers a decision.
It is difficult to predict an applicant's chances for admission from the wait list. The Admissions Committee continuously re-reviews applicants on the wait list throughout the cycle. Our wait list is not ranked and an applicant may be admitted from the wait list up until the start of classes.
Our summer school courses are only available to continuing students. First-year students starting in the fall may be able to take summer courses after they complete their first year of law school.
The law school's instruction is mostly in person, but a small number of upper division J.D. classes are taught online or hyflex.
Applicants do not need to fill out a separate law school application to be considered for merit-based scholarships. All applicants should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning in October of each year to be considered for federal loans. Click here for more information.
The law school was granted full accreditation by the American Bar Association in February 2003 and granted membership in the Association of American Law Schools in January 2004.
Most of our students will live off campus, as housing in the Las Vegas Valley is relatively plentiful and affordable. For those interested in on-campus housing, the university has designated Graduate/23 and Over floors. Visit housing.unlv.edu for more information.
Applicants who have lived in Nevada for twelve consecutive months prior to the start of classes and Nevada high school graduates will be classified as residents for tuition purposes when they provide documentation substantiating the assertion of residency. All applicants and current students must fill out a residency application to substantiate their claims to Nevada residency.