FAQs

  • What are the application deadlines for the entering class?  

    Applications are accepted October 1 through March 15. Applications after March 15 will be accepted as space permits. 

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 is the LSAT offered?  

    The LSAT is offered every month except May, August, and December. Visit www.lsac.org for more information and to register. Scores from the February test administration will be timely to meet our March 15 application priority deadline.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 will receive a decision by the beginning of April.

  • 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 wait list? Is your wait list ranked? When are applicants admitted from the wait list?  

    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.

  • 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.

  • What is the profile of the law school’s most recent entering class?  

    You can view our class profile here.

  • Does the law school offer LL.M. programs?  

    Yes! The School of Law currently offers an LL.M. in gaming law.

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

    The law school does not currently offer online courses or an online degree program.

  • 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, and they must also satisfy all other graduation requirements.

  • What is the cost of attendance?  

    You can view our tuition and fees here.

  • How do I apply for financial aid?  

    Applicants do not need to fill out a separate law school application to be eligible for financial aid. All applicants should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 to be considered for the most attractive types of assistance. Click here for more information.

  • Is the law school accredited by the American Bar Association?  

    The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 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.

  • Do you offer tours?  

    We offer information sessions that include tours; click here to see dates and times.

  • 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 housing.unlv.edu for more information. 

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