What is the statistical information for the most recent entering class?

How can I set up a visit to the law school?

What are the application requirements?

Can I apply to both the full-time and part-time program?

  • 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, contact us so that we can make the change in your program preference.

When is the LSAT offered? Do you waive the LSAT at all?

  • 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 you are required to have an LSAT score that is no older than five years, unless you qualify under LSAT-Alternate Admission.


 Do you accept the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)?

  • The law school does not currently accept the GRE so you are required to submit a valid LSAT, unless you qualify under LSAT-Alternate Admission.

What is the earliest date candidates can submit applications?

  • The application becomes available Oct. 1.


What is the application deadline for the entering class?

  • The priority deadline is March 15. While an applicant may submit an application after that date, we strongly encourage every applicant to submit by March 15.


What does "priority deadline" mean? What happens if I apply after March 15?

  • Our admissions committee prefers to review applicants before March 15 in order to make 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.


Does the Boyd School of Law have early admissions or rolling admissions?

  • Once an application is complete, it is forwarded to the admissions committee for review. A "complete application" means an applicant has submitted all application requirements. The committee will begin reviewing completed applications in November 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.


Is it "easier" to get admitted into the part-time evening program?

  • The admissions committee uses the same standards for admission to the day and evening programs.


When can I expect a decision on my application?

  • The admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. If you submit your complete application by March 15, you'll hear back as soon as possible thereafter.


What does "in review" mean on my online status checker?

  • 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.


What are the chances that I will be admitted from the waitlist? Is your waitlist ranked? When are applicants admitted from the waitlist?

  • It is difficult to predict an applicant's chances for admission from the waitlist. The admissions committee continuously re-reviews applicants on the waitlist throughout the cycle. Our waitlist is not ranked and an applicant may be admitted from the waitlist up until the start of classes.


I have been admitted. Can I enroll in a summer school course in the summer before my 1L year?

  • 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.

Does the law school offer spring or summer admission?

  • 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.


Does the law school offer a part-time program?

  • The law school offers three programs: a full-time day program, a part-time day program, and a part-time evening program.


Does the law school offer online courses or an online degree?

  • The law school's instruction is primarily in person, but a very small number of upper division J.D. classes are taught online. The law school does not offer a degree that is exclusively online.


What is the cost of attendance?


How do I apply for financial aid?

  • Applicants do not need to fill out a separate 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. Learn more about financial aid, including merit based-scholarships awarded by the law school.


Is the law school accredited by the American Bar Association?

  • 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.


How do I obtain Nevada residency?

  • 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 admitted students and current students must fill out a residency application to substantiate their claims to Nevada residency.


Where do law students live?

  • 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 UNLV Housing for more information.


Does the law school offer LL.M. programs?

Where can I find more information about applying as a transfer student? Which courses will transfer to the Boyd School of Law?

  • Learn more about applying as a transfer student. Transfer students will receive credit for courses in which they earned a C or better. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 47 credit hours at the Boyd School of Law. Only credits earned in another ABA-accredited J.D. program may transfer to Boyd. Credits earned in an undergraduate or master's program do not transfer to Boyd.