Applying to the J.D. Program

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  • Apply online via the Law School Admission Council. There is no application fee for applications submitted electronically. Please call the LSAC Help Desk at 215-968-1393 in the event you encounter any technical difficulties using the online application service.
  • Or apply for the Online JD program here
  • You may request information be mailed to you by clicking here.


While admission to CSU College of Law is competitive, it need not be intimidating. The admissions office reviews all applications with care and sensitivity, taking into consideration academic performance, LSAT scores, work and life experience, character and integrity and readiness for the rigors of legal education. 

CSU|LAW seeks to enroll academically qualified students who we believe are capable of successfully completing the J.D. program and being admitted to the bar.

Your undergraduate grades and LSAT results are the most significant factors in our admission decision; however, we are interested in the real people behind those factors and their potential contributions to CSU College of Law and the legal community. Our admission policies advance the law school’s vision, "to be the leading student-centered public law school, committed to both excellence and opportunity, with an ethos of social justice and a national voice."

Thank you for providing us the opportunity to work with and learn about you during the admissions process.

The Cleveland State University College of Law promotes equal educational opportunity for persons of every race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, and veteran status.
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