JD How to Apply: Application Overview

Admission Standards

The University of Miami School of Law seeks to enroll highly qualified students who will thrive in a collegial and academically rigorous environment and become the next generation of leaders, public servants, and successful practitioners. Miami Law engages in a highly individualized, holistic review of each applicant's file to determine how the applicant will contribute to the law school community and the applicant’s likelihood of academic and professional success. We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, evaluating such factors as educational history; standardized test scores; cumulative undergraduate grade point average; evidence of strong writing and analytical skills; and rigor of undergraduate institution and major. We also seek students who demonstrate a broad range of experiences and perspectives, considering professional background; public service engagement; leadership; strength of character; and extracurricular activities. Miami Law is committed to enrolling a diverse student body and encourages applications from members of all underrepresented groups.

Important Application Dates and Deadlines for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

  • September 1, 2023 - JD application open date
  • November 3, 2023 - Binding Early Decision Program deadline
  • December 2023 - FAFSA becomes available
  • January 15, 2024 - JD priority application deadline
    Note: Applications received after this date will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a seat-available basis until July 15, 2024.
  • February 1, 2024 - FAFSA priority application deadline
  • July 15, 2024 - JD application deadline

Admission Requirements for First-Year JD Applicants

Please refer to the first-year JD application instructions to learn more about our application requirements.

Binding Early Decision Program

The Binding Early Decision Program is for applicants who have decided that the University of Miami School of Law is their top choice for law school. To apply, candidates must (1) submit a completed JD application through the LSAC website, (2) indicate interest on the application form, and (3) submit the Binding Early Decision Program Agreement no later than November 3, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their admission and scholarship offer, if any, no later than November 20, 2023.


Ways to Apply to the JD Program

1) Applying Electronically (Preferred Method)

Miami Law's electronic application is available as part of an applicant's LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) registration. All applicants are required to register for CAS. This easy and efficient option allows applicants to work on and save an application until it is ready for electronic submission.

Apply Electronically

2) Applying by Hard Copy

Although applying electronically through LSAC is the preferred method by which to apply, Miami Law will accept hard copy applications. Candidates who prefer to submit a paper application should email admissions@law.miami.edu.

Scholarship Programs

Joint Degrees and LLM Programs

International, Transfer, and Visiting JD Applicants

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Email Address: admissions@law.miami.edu
Phone Number: 305-284-6746
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00

Mailing Address:
University of Miami School of Law
Office of Admissions 
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087

Street Address:
University of Miami School of Law
Office of Admissions
1311 Miller Drive
Suite F203
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the University of Miami School of Law that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected factor be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence) under any program or activity of the University, regardless of whether such program or activity occurs on-campus or off-campus. Retaliation against an individual who files a complaint of discrimination, opposes a policy/procedure/practice because he/she believes it to be discriminatory, or who participates in the investigation of a discrimination complaint, is prohibited.