Apply for Fall 2014 Admission beginning October 1, 2013!
How to Apply
Florida A&M University College of Law offers a three-year Full-Time
Day Program and a four-year Part-Time Evening program. Applicants to
the law school have the option of applying to one or both programs at
the time of application.
application deadline has been extended until June 30, 2014. We will
accept results from the June 2014 LSAT for the fall 2013 Entering
may apply electronically using the Law School Admission Council’s
electronic application process. The application fee for online
submissions is $33.
apply by submitting a paper application which is available only from
the law school website. The application fee for paper applications is
The following admission requirements apply to all applicants to the College of Law:
applicants must submit a completed Fall 2014 Application, along with
the appropriate application fee. The application fee is waived
for Florida A&M University current students and alumni.
Additionally, the application fee is waived for applicants who have
received current fee waivers from the Law School Admission Council.
applicants for admission must have a bachelor’s degree from an
accredited institution of higher education prior to enrollment. Upon
matriculation, one copy of an official transcript confirming the
conferral of the bachelor’s degree must be submitted to the College of
- All applicants must take the
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and are responsible for making their
own arrangements to take the LSAT. For admission purposes, the Florida
A&M University College of Law will accept LSAT scores that are up
to five years old.
- All applicants
must register for the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) and are
responsible for making their own arrangements for submitting official
transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work to LSDAS for
evaluation. Further information about the LSDAS service can be obtained
by contacting the Law School Admissions Council at 215/968-1001. Note
that the LSDAS code for FAMU College of Law is 5832.
applicants are required to submit a personal statement and two letters
of recommendation. Rather than submit letters of recommendation with
the application, applicants are encouraged to utilize the LSAC’s letter
of recommendation service that is included in the LSDAS registration
- Application files
will not reviewed until the file is complete. Admissions decisions will
be made on a rolling basis after all required materials have been
the Florida A&M University College of Law, we value diversity and
commitment to public service. Please prepare an essay (no longer than
three typed pages in length) that addresses the following questions:
have your life experiences and background shaped you into an individual
who will enrich the Florida A&M University College of Law?
- How have your life experiences and background demonstrated a commitment to public service?
- Why do you want to pursue a legal education at Florida A&M University, and how do you envision using your legal education?
incoming students (including out-of-state students) must complete the
Residency Affidavit above and submit it to the office of
admissions. To qualify for in-state tuition you must take the
following steps to establish Florida residency.
Documentary Evidence of Florida Residency
an applicant qualifies for a residency exception or qualification, then
appropriate documentation must be submitted to evidence entitlement to
that exception or qualification. Such evidence is generally specific to
the type of residency exception or qualification being claimed by the
applicant. At least two of the following documents
must be submitted, with dates that evidence the 12-month qualifying
period. At least one of the documents must be from the First
Tier. As some evidence is more persuasive than others, more than
two may be requested. No single piece of documentation will be
First Tier (at least one of the two documents submitted must be from this list)
- A Florida voter’s registration card.
- A Florida driver’s license.
- A State of Florida identification card.
- A Florida vehicle registration.
of a permanent home in Florida which is occupied as a primary residence
by the individual or by the individual’s parent if the individual is a
- Proof of a homestead exemption in Florida.
- Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida for at least 30 hours per week for a consecutive 12-month period.
Second Tier (may be used in conjunction with one document from First Tier)
- A declaration of domicile in Florida.
- A Florida professional or occupational license.
- Florida incorporation.
other documentation that supports the student’s request for resident
status, including, but not limited to, utility bills and proof of 12
consecutive months of payments; a lease agreement and proof of 12
consecutive months of payments; or an official state, federal, or court
document evidencing legal ties to Florida.
Examples of documents that may not be used
Shopping club/rental cards
Evaluation of Applications
Florida A&M University College of Law seeks diligent, hardworking
students with a broad array of talents and experiences who demonstrate
both an exceptional aptitude for the study of law and a strong history
of, or commitment to public service.
the law school's re-establishment in 2002, admission to the College of
Law has become increasingly competitive. Selection for admission is
based on a thorough evaluation of all factors in an applicant’s file.
In reviewing the applications of individuals applying for admission to
the College of Law, the Admissions Committee considers a multitude of
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score
- Cumulative undergraduate grade point average (UGPA)
- Writing ability and attention to detail as evidenced by the LSAT writing sample and the personal statement
- The academic reputation of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or graduate institution
- The academic rigor of an applicant’s undergraduate and/or graduate major(s)
- Record of community or public service
- Academic honors and personal achievements
- Work experience
- Extra-curricular activities
- Letters of recommendation
- Evidence of an applicant’s motivation, character and fitness for the practice of law