College of Law
The Application Process
LSAC, the Law School Admissions Council, is the gateway for the law school admission
process. Most prospective students are first introduced to LSAC while preparing to
take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). To apply to the University of Wyoming
College of Law, you must have an account created on www.lsac.org. All admission applications to the University of Wyoming College of Law must be
submitted through LSAC.org. This is the same system used to register for the LSAT.
Deadlines: Our application for the following Fall semester opens on October 1st and priority is given to applications that are received and complete by our April 30th deadline. June and July LSAT scores are only accepted for the following October through April
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- If you are unable to meet the April 30th deadline, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (307) 766-6416 and ask to speak with someone in the Admissions Department.
Early Admission Decisions: Applications received prior to December 15th of the year prior to intended year of
enrollment will be considered for early admission. Early applications will receive
an admissions decision by January 30th.
- Baccalaureate Degree - Candidates must have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited
college or university prior to matriculation.
- Character and Fitness- Applicants must be of good moral character and must maintain good moral character
as a condition of continuing enrollment.
- LSAT - Candidates must register for and take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Scores are valid for 5 years. You may register for the LSAT at www.lsac.org.
- CAS - Register for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and follow the instructions
to ensure a complete application. Register at www.lsac.org. It is advisable to register with CAS at the same time one registers for the LSAT.
To fulfill requirements for the CAS, you will need to submit your:
>Official Transcripts from ALL of the higher education institutions you have attended to LSAC.
>Letters of Recommendation - Ideally, these should include one general reference letter and one academic reference
letter. You may submit a maximum of three letters. Applicants who graduated from
an undergraduate program several years ago may substitute letters from employers or
supervisors who can address the applicant's abilities and intellectual promise for
the study of law. A reference letter that is particularly helpful is one that discusses
--Intelligence (analytical powers, rigor of thought, critical faculty, reasoning ability);
--Independence of thought (originality, imagination, creative intelligence);
--Effectiveness of oral communication;
--Effectiveness of written communication;
--Industry and motivation (persistence, self-discipline, study techniques);
--Judgment and maturity (conscientiousness, common sense); and
- University of Wyoming College of Law Application (through LSAC):
>Personal Statement: Applicants must attach to their electronic application one personal statement. The
personal statement should provide information about yourself that you consider significant
to our evaluation of your file. We are interested in learning about the qualities
that you would bring to the legal profession, the law school classroom, and the community.
You may wish to describe a significant experience in your life or to discuss your
interest in or motivation for attending law school. A typical personal statement is
2-3 pages. It will be evaluated for writing ability as well as content. Do not treat
your personal statement as a narrative of your resume.
>Why WY Essay or Overcoming Adversity Essay:
Why WY Essay should detail why you want to attend the University of Wyoming College
of Law. How will UWCOL help you meet your professional and personal goals? Why is
law school important to you? This essay should not exceed two 8 1/2 x 11 inch typewritten pages. Use nothing smaller
than 3/4-inch margins and 10-point font.
Overcoming Adversity Essay should be about your path to law school. Why is law school
important to you? Tell us about you and your background - how you've been faced with
adversity, and what you are doing, or have done, to overcome it. This essay should not exceed two 8 1/2 x 11 inch typewritten pages. Use nothing smaller
than 3/4-inch margins and 10-point font.
>Application Fee: $50 - payable on the UW College of Law Website
Following completion of your application, you are required to submit a $50 non-refundable
application fee either online
or with a check or money order made payable to the UW College of Law. If you pay
by check or money order, you may mail your application fee to:
University of Wyoming College of Law
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035
Laramie, WY 82072
If you have been granted an LSAC fee waiver and would like an application fee waiver
from the University of Wyoming College of Law, please email email@example.com.
Please note: The online fee payment software is designed for compatibility with Internet Explorer.
If you are using a different browser, you may receive an error indicating that the
website cannot be found or that you are not authorized to view the page.
Application Status Checker: You can access your application status through the online status checker link that
was sent to you via email by the UW College of Law Admissions Office after you submitted
your application. Contact us (307-766-6416 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you misplace that email.
- All new applicants for the incoming first-year class will be considered for available
Merit or Diversity Scholarships. While most scholarship awards are granted at the time of acceptance, some are granted
- Transfer, Visiting, and International Students are not eligible for scholarships.
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
- Seat Deposits: Accepted applicants who wish to reserve a seat in the entering class must make a
non-refundable seat deposit of $500. The seat deposit can be paid in two installments
of $250 or paid in full with one payment of $500. The deadlines for these seat deposits
are stated in the acceptance letter. The total seat deposit of $500 will be credited
toward total University tuition and fees at the time of registration. Accepted applicants
who do not pay the deposit by the deadline, have declined the offer of admission and
any scholarship awarded. Please note: seat deposits are also non-refundable. If
you pay your seat deposit and choose not to enroll at UW, you forfeit that money.
To pay your seat deposits, please visit this webpage.
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