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Admissions - First Year Applicants

Requirements for Admission to the JD Program

 

Admission is granted to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, disability, religion, or ethnic origin. 

 

It is the applicant's responsibility to make all arrangements for transcripts. Failure to fully complete the Application for admission and furnish supporting transcripts will delay action on the application.

 

Prior to submitting an application for admission to the WSLS JD Program, Prospective Students should review the requirements for admission to practice law in California as set forth in CA BPC § 6060.

 

Applicants are required to meet the State Bar of California's Pre-Legal Education Requirements in order to be admitted to the JD Program, which may be satisfied as described below:

 

First Year Applicants

 

Applicants must have satisfactorily:

(A) earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners, or

(B) earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or Associate of Science (AS) degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners, or

(C) completed 60 semester (90 quarter units) of college work applicable to a Bachelor degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners, or

(D) achieved passing scores on the CLEP examinations.

 

Note: Pre-law studies at institutions outside the United States or its territories and possessions may be accepted after evaluation.

 

Applicants with Bachelors degree (BA, BS) or Associates (AA, AS) degree

Applicants who have either a Bachelors degree or an Associates degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners will be deemed to satisfy the Pre-Legal Education requirement.

 

Applicants with 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of college education

Applicants that have completed at least 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of college work applicable to a Bachelor degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners, with an average grade at least equal to that required for graduation, must submit an Application for Evaluation of Pre-Legal Education with the State Bar of CA prior to starting law school. Please note that evaluations generally take 3-4 weeks to complete.

 

Applicants with less than two years of college (CLEP exam)

Applicants that have not satisfactorily completed at least two years of college work, may apply on the basis of passing examinations given by the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), which upon such passing will satisfy the requirement to study law. Please see the State Bar of CA’s requirements for College Equivalency Education.

 

Applicants with Foreign Undergraduate Work

An applicant who intends to begin the study of law who has completed their undergraduate work in a foreign country must first have an evaluated course breakdown of all-postsecondary education completed. This must be done by a credential evaluation agency approved by the Committee of Bar Examiners. The applicant must request that one copy of the evaluation be sent directly to the law school. An exception to this evaluation requirement is when the applicant has earned a Master's degree at a regionally accredited or approved school recognized by the Committee of Bar Examiners. Such an applicant must request that one copy of their Master's degree transcript be sent directly to the law school.

 

WSLS does not participate in programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security for the enrollment of foreign students.

Admissions - Transfer Students
Application Process & Deadlines
Required Disclosures per the Guidelines for Unaccredited Law School Rules Division 2.3 (D)
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Cal. Bar - Attorney Admission Requirements
Tuition & Fees
Financial Aid
Academic Calendar
Curriculum
2020-2021 Course Schedule