JD Application Instructions

The admissions committee seeks candidates having high ability and good character, so it is important that you are completely candid and forthright in completing the application. This information is used not only for our admissions purposes but also for admission to the bar upon graduation. If you are unsure about disclosing information regarding past legal transgressions, you should still disclose them.

The following steps are REQUIRED:

  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Complete the Mizzou Law 2020 Application for Admission and pay the application fee
  • Submit a two-page personal statement, which should also briefly address why you are interested in Mizzou Law and how you expect to contribute to our community
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation (up to four are permitted through CAS (preferred) or directly to the Mizzou Law Admissions Office. At least one letter of recommendation MUST come from a professor who can address your academic abilities, unless you completed your undergraduate work more than five (5) years prior to your application.
  • Include your resume

Once your application is submitted online via the LSAC Law School Forum, we will request your CAS information (which includes your LSAT scores, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation) from LSAC.

If your LSAT and CAS are good, you can get started with the application process.

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Other Criteria Considered

Tell us more about you. Mizzou Law encourages you to provide any of the following applicable information, in writing, to aid the committee when evaluating your application:

  • Military service
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Leadership positions and experience
  • Public service activities
  • Career objectives
  • Personal interests
  • State of residence and connection to Missouri or the University of Missouri

Your information, including your resume and academic performance, can be updated at any time during the admissions process. You will be contacted by the admissions office if the committee wishes to speak with you.

Do you still have questions about Mizzou’s application process? We have answers!

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You may submit your application after September 1. The application deadline is March 15, however, we may continue to accept applications after this date. Please contact us with application questions. 

The Early Decision Program, Judge Ross T. Roberts Scholar Program (Honors Admission),
and other programs may have earlier decision deadlines for both admissions and scholarship consideration. Refer here for specific deadlines.

Additional Information

International Students

Learn about the requirements established by our admissions committee.

Transfer Applications

Check out our transfer application requirements for admission and other important information.

Visiting Students

Find out how to become a visiting student and attend up to two semesters at Mizzou Law.

ABA Standard 504

Contact the U.S. jurisdiction in which you intend to seek admission to the bar about its particular character and fitness requirements.