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    Applying to Hamline Law

    The application is now open for the 2015-2016 admissions cycle. 

    Applicants must complete the Hamline Law application online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) online application service. 

    Apply online at LSAC.org »


    Hamline Law begins accepting applications on October 1st for the following academic year. We have a rolling admissions process and offers of admission begin as early as November. 

    Our final application deadline is August 1, 2015, for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle.

    Admissions Statements


    The Hamline Law Admissions Committee, in its holistic review of an applicant's file, seeks a variety of components, such as:

    • strong academic performance
    • leadership
    • service
    • community/university involvement

    We are committed to admitting a diverse class of academically talented students to advance our mission of leadership, scholarship, and service to produce lawyers who are locally engaged and globally connected.

    We seek intellectually curious students with differing backgrounds and experiences to promote a law school environment where students engage in a lively exchange of ideas.

    Hamline Law's founders' vision is also based on the belief that despite low statistical predictors, certain applicants should be given a chance to attend and excel in law school. Applicants who have objective risk elements in their application (e.g, low LSAT and/or low undergraduate grade point average) while having strong subjective indicators (such as professional experience, letters of recommendation, excellent personal statement, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

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