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Join Boyd Law

Our broad curriculum and nationally-ranked legal writing program will prepare you for success in any career field, while our concentrations will allow you to explore specific areas in more depth. Boyd Law also offers premier practical experience: as the only law school in the state, our students are able to use their abilities to help real clients through clinicsexternships, and the law school's community service program. Our graduates enjoy strong employment in all fields

Applying for J.D.

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted October 1 through March 15. Applications after that date will be considered as space permits.

All applications are processed through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You will first need to create an account.

All applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution by the time of enrollment. Use LSAC's CAS to arrange for your transcripts to be sent by your university. If you are still a senior and are accepted to the law school, we will verify your final transcript before you begin classes.

Almost all applicants will need to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). If you are a current UNLV undergraduate (or graduated one year before you intend to begin law school) or are applying to a dual-degree program, you may be eligible for LSAT-alternative admission.

After you have sent your transcripts to CAS and have registered for the LSAT, you will need to submit the following via your LSAC.org account to complete your application:

  • A filled out electronic application
  • A personal statement no longer than three typed pages (double spaced, 12-point font, one inch margins)
  • A résumé including educational background, work experience, honors, and community service
  • Between one and four letters of recommendation. The admissions committee prefers at least one academic recommendation. Recommendations from current or former professors, professional colleagues, or supervisors are most effective. Recommendations from friends, family members, and other such acquaintances are strongly discouraged. Recommendations must be submitted through CAS.
  • Any optional addenda (i.e. diversity statement, explanation of extenuating factors affecting academic performance, or answers to Character and Fitness questions)