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It takes courage to have a calling—we can't wait to help you follow yours. Find the program that fits your goals and explore the process for applying.

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Ignatian Law Scholars

The Ignatian Law Scholars Program recognizes particularly promising members of the entering law school class, whose applications reflect the Jesuit values of commitment to academic excellence and service to others. The Ignatian Law Scholars receive a renewable Dean’s Scholarship and assigned faculty and alumni mentors to help with the transition to law school and practice. In addition, Ignatian Scholars gather for special events each semester to get to know each other and other members of the law school community.

Application Requirements

Juris Doctor

Applications to Loyola University New Orleans College of Law JD, JD/MBA, JD/MPA, and JD/MURP programs must be submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The College of Law will accept applications for the Fall 2022 class beginning September 15, 2021. Loyola does not charge an application fee. A complete application includes:

  • Complete application through LSAC,
  • Valid Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (including LSAT writing sample),
  • Complete Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report,
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be written after March 2020),
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages),
  • Resume.

International Students
International applicants must take the LSAT, unless they have earned an international law degree. All foreign transcripts sent to LSAC will be evaluated and processed through the CAS Report. Loyola Law also requires the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, including the Test of Written English and the Test of Spoken English for applicants in which English is a foreign language. 

Admissions Requirements
For a more in-depth explanation, please visit our application requirements page. 

Admissions Policies
Please review Loyola Law's Admissions Policies before submitting your application. 

Transfer Application

A student who has pursued law study at another law school may apply for transfer or advanced standing admission by utilizing the same application as an applicant for initial admission. Transfer applicants must also present evidence of eligibility required of entering students the year in which they began the study of law and present evidence of above-average academic study in their prior law record. Documents which must be submitted directly to the Office of Law Admissions prior to evaluation for transfer are:

  • Most recent CAS report,
  • Two letters of recommendation; one letter must be written by a law professor,
  • Letter of good standing from previous law school,
  • An official copy of most recent law school transcript, and
  • An explanation for transfer.


Loyola Law reviews applications on a rolling basis. Our goal is to build a diverse student body that is committed to the ideals of a Jesuit-centered education. The Faculty Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach in reviewing each application for admission. In addition to the LSAT score and undergraduate academic record, the Committee also considers a candidate’s graduate and/or professional school record, if applicable; letters of recommendation; personal statement; resume; ethnicity; race; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; socio-economic background; geographic location; religious affiliation; employment, leadership, and life experiences; extracurricular involvement; community service; military service; character and fitness statements, if applicable; the LSAT writing sample; and, other explanatory or supporting addenda.


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Visiting Student Application

A visiting student will be admitted dependent upon space availability in the specific course(s) selected. Students interested in being a visitor during any semester or summer session should contact Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management Tori Luwisch-deLaureal at (504) 861-5563 or

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Important Deadlines - Juris Doctor

Applications Accepted: September 15, 2021

Scholarship Priority Deadline: March 1, 2022

Application Deadline: August 1, 2022

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ABA Disclosures

Non-Discrimination Policy

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has fully supported and fostered the policy of not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, admissions, employment practices, and in the activities it operates. This policy is in compliance with all applicable federal regulations and guidelines. 

Enforcement of this policy may be found in the following documents: Human Resources Manual and the Student Code of Conduct.                                        

ABA Standard 504: Qualifications for Admission to the Bar 

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to research the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.