Admission to the bar in all states and jurisdictions involves an evaluation of your character, fitness, knowledge of legal subjects, and other qualifications. Each state or jurisdiction has its own unique requirements, which may include activities to be completed prior to examination or admission to the bar, such as pro bono service, or registration during your first year of law school (as early as within 60 days of starting law school). We encourage you to determine early what the requirements are in the state(s) in which you intend to practice by consulting the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.
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At W&L Law, our Admissions Committee does not use an admissions formula, and applicants are not ranked by any numerical index. We consider undergraduate grades and transcripts, LSAT scores, recommendations, significant employment or post-graduate educational experience, extracurricular activities, special skills and talents, community service involvement, and the personal statement. Consequently, due to the holistic nature of our review process, we are unable to provide any preliminary assessment of one's potential admissions decision or scholarship award without reviewing the complete file (LSAT score and/or GPA are simply not enough). Applicants interested in the numerical qualifications of the students we admit and those who choose to attend W&L Law are encouraged to review the statistical profile of our most recent admissions season () and .
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