Opening minds. Opening doors.

Admission to the School of Law is highly selective. We pride ourselves on graduating successful, competitive lawyers who champion professionalism, equity and diverse perspectives in the practice of law.

Applying to law school can be overwhelming. Admissions representatives will do all they can to make the process as straightforward as possible.


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Amanda Smallhorn, JD ’18  worked as a Sappern Fellow through the School of Law at New Haven Superior Court. She recently interned with the Connecticut Innocence Project and helped prepare a client for their parole hearing.

Changing the law

Amanda Smallhorn JD ’18 worked as a Sappern Fellow at New Haven Superior Court. She recently interned with the Connecticut Innocence Project and helped prepare a client for their parole hearing.


Quinnipiac University School of Law first year student Gabriella Martin poses a question during a panel discussion Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the School of Law during the school's January Term which gives law students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys. (Autumn Driscoll/Quinnipiac University)

Gabriella Martin ’18

Quinnipiac University School of Law student Gabriella Martin ’18 poses a question during a panel discussion at the School of Law during the school's Gateway to Practice program which gives law students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys.

2017 1L Class Profile


  • Total applicants – 722
  • First-year students enrolled – 123
  • Total JD students enrolled – 313


  • Female – 59% 
  • Male – 41%
  • Students of color – 17%
  • Average age – 24

GPA and LSAT of 1Ls

  • Median GPA – 3.4
  • Median LSAT – 152
  • 25th - 75th GPA – 3.13 / 3.59
  • 25th - 75th LSAT – 150 / 155

Application Materials

Successful lawyers must display a range of skills and talents. That's why we take a holistic approach in our selection process. We weigh your undergraduate record, Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score(s) and any advanced degrees you may have earned. To get a complete picture, we also require that you submit a copy of your resume, at least two letters of recommendation and a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue a legal education. 

All applicants must submit their application and supporting materials using the Law School Admissions Counsel's (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Applications are considered on a rolling basis, although materials submitted by March 1 will receive priority consideration for fall admission and scholarship.


The most important factors considered

  • Undergraduate scholastic record
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores

Other factors we weigh

  • Applicant's personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Advanced degrees
  • Life and work experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Applicant’s ability to enhance the diversity of perspectives represented in our student body

Applying as a Transfer Student

Transfer applications are considered from students who possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and who are in good standing in a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school after one full year of study.

Applications are accepted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website.

Application materials

  • A complete application, indicating you are applying for transfer admission.
  • A letter of good academic standing from their law school including class rank 
  • An official law school transcript recording all course work attempted
  • A current CAS report (through LSAC)
  • An application following the first-year process (through LSAC)

Credit transfer policy

  • The maximum number of credits a student can transfer from another law school is 30 credits.
  • Credits accepted from other law schools are transferred with the grade of "Pass."
  • No credits are transferred for grades below C (2.0).

Visit Us

We are happy to welcome you to one of our events or a campus visit. You will learn about our programs, meet members of the School of Law community and tour our beautiful School of Law Center.

Prospective students open house

Join us for informative sessions and lively discussions about Quinnipiac School of Law, the admissions process, financial aid and career development. Our open house features a Q&A panel with faculty and current students and the opportunity to tour our Law Center. These programs are usually held in the late fall and mid-January. 

The next open house is January 20.

Prospective student recruitment events

Each fall, School of Law representatives travel to law forums and fairs around the country to meet prospective students and pre-law advisors. Please check our recruitment calendar to see when we will be in your area. 

Admitted students open house

Students who have been accepted into the School of Law are invited to attend one of our Admitted Students Open House programs to get an in-depth look at what it is like to study law at Quinnipiac. You will hear students' perspectives on law school, attend a mock class, meet professors and speak with key administrators on topics such as financial aid, course offerings, clinics, externships and housing. These events are held in the spring.

To register for a visit, log in to our admitted student website.

Campus visits

If you are unable to attend one of our programs, a campus visit is a great way to get a firsthand look at our outstanding facilities. Let us know you're coming and we will prepare a special welcome — arranging for you to attend a class (when in session) and meet with members of the admissions staff and current students.

Tuition and Aid

The staff in the Office of Financial Aid at the Quinnipiac University School of Law realizes that financing a legal education is an expensive endeavor. With that in mind, we are committed to helping you find the resources necessary to complete your legal education, regardless of your personal financial situation. Financial aid is available through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

We will address any questions or concerns and make sure you have a clear understanding of how the financial aid process will work throughout your enrollment here. In addition to helping you apply for loans and other assistance, we also offer guidance on personal budgeting, debt management and student loan repayment.

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