Why Choose CUNY Law?

Because your community needs you.

Students come to CUNY Law because they want to change the world. They graduate with the skills and tools they need to make that change. Everything we do at CUNY Law is motivated by our distinctive mission: to graduate outstanding public interest and public service attorneys and to help diversify the legal profession.

Through our unique curriculum, you will engage in rigorous coursework in traditional substantive areas while learning practical skills and training with real clients.

We are the national leader in progressive legal education with the strongest record of placing graduates in in-demand public interest and public service jobs.

Our flexible program works with your schedule

We offer dual degree programs, classes and clinics during the day and in the evening, so whether you enroll full-time or part-time, you can create a schedule that works for you.

Because an exceptional legal education should be affordable.

And CUNY Law’s annual in-state tuition of $14,663 means that you can pursue your passion without incurring crushing debt.*

*Tuition figure is for full-time study, includes fees, and is current as of Fall 2018.

To apply to CUNY School of Law

Applicants for first-year admission must submit the following, in accordance with our policies, to complete an application file for review by the Admissions Committee:

Application Requirements Checklist
  • A completed 2017-18 application (submitted electronically through LSAC.org)
  • A non-refundable $60 (U.S.) application fee;
  • A personal statement;
  • A an active and complete CAS subscription, including a recent LSAT score; (Please note that to be considered for Fall 2018, we only accept LSAT scores up to June 11, 2018);
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A if you answered “yes” to any of the Character and Fitness questions on the application form, you must attach an addendum with complete explanation, including relevant dates.

Transfer applicants and re-applicants for readmission may have different or additional requirements. All applicants are encouraged to carefully read and follow these instructions before completing and submitting an application. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions or you do not understand any part of these instructions.

Applicant Deadlines

First-Year Entering Students Application Deadline
  • Fall 2018 – Apply by July 15, 2018
  • Spring admission is not offered to first-year entering students.
Transfer & Visiting Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2018 – apply by December 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018 – apply by July 15, 2018

The review of an application begins only once it is complete; early application is advised. Application decisions may be made on or before June 15; this timeline may be subject to change at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Application Information

Check Your Application Status Online!

If you have already applied online through LSAC website, check the status of your application on LSAC.org

For more information on applying and admission to CUNY School of Law visit CUNY Law Admissions