J.D. How to Apply: Application Overview

Admission Standards

To be considered for admission to the University of Miami School of Law, an applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university prior to enrolling in law school. Miami Law admits first-year JD students to commence studies only in the fall semester and reviews applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications are reviewed as soon as all required documents are received.

Important Application Dates and Deadlines for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

  • September 1, 2022 - JD application open date
  • October 1, 2022 - FASFA open date
  • November 4, 2022 - Binding Early Decision Program deadline
  • January 15, 2023 - JD priority application deadline
    Note: Applications received after this date will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a seat-available basis until July 31, 2023.
  • February 1, 2023 - FAFSA priority application deadline
  • July 31, 2023 - JD application deadline

Admission Requirements for First-Year JD Applicants

Admission decisions at Miami Law are based upon applicants' potential for excellence in the study of law. Special care is taken in the review process to ensure that the entering class is a highly talented and select group, representing a wide variety of cultural, racial, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds from different academic disciplines.

Here are the standard indicators of such potential:

  • Prior academic achievements and LSAT score
  • Undergraduate institution and the rigor of the courses selected
  • Work experience, extracurricular activities, and/or community service
  • Bachelor's degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent degree from an international institution


Binding Early Decision Program

Applicants who are Florida residents or who are current students at or alumni of any undergraduate or graduate school in Florida are eligible to apply for our Binding Early Decision Program. Applicants who do not fulfill these eligibility requirements may request special consideration by the Admissions Committee. 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 4, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their admission and scholarship offer, if any, no later than November 21, 2022.


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 9am-5pm

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 that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, age, disability, 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.