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Application Requirements

  • Applicants must submit an application (no fee) electronically through LSAC.
  • Applicants must take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Mercer Law School accepts test scores for up to 3 years. Although we will accept the June LSAT, we encourage all students to take one of the earlier exams so your application is completed in a timely manner. We must receive your LSAT score and writing sample before reviewing your file.
  • Applicants must register with the LSAC Credential Assembly Service at www.lsac.org. You must have a separate transcript sent to LSAC from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended. If accepted, you must have your final transcript, which reflects your degree, submitted to LSAC prior to enrolling.
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement. The personal statement provides prospective students an opportunity to share their perspectives on a number of specified topics. Please refer to the application for specific information regarding the personal statement requirement and topics to be discussed.
  • Applicants must have letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required, preferably from university professors. Letters should focus on your character, intelligence and aptitude for the study of law. Please use the Letter of Recommendation Service provided by LSAC.
  • Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree prior to law school enrollment.
  • Foreign Educated Applicants- Mercer Law School requires that foreign transcripts be submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service. If you completed more than one year of postsecondary work outside the US (including its territories) or Canada, you must use the service for the evaluation of your foreign transcripts. This service is included in the Credential Assembly Service registration fee. An International Credential Evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, which will be incorporated into your law school report. Applicants whose native language is not English, and show undergraduate education is from outside the US, are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. If this applies to you, you must contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC. Your score will be included in the credential evaluation document that will be included in your law school report.

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At Mercer Law School, we consider many factors in evaluating an applicant's potential for success in law school and potential for becoming a competent and ethical attorney. The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), grade point average, grade trend, undergraduate course of study and institution, letters of recommendation, personal statement, community service, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, military service, work experience, post graduate work, relevant demonstrated skills, obstacles overcome, and all other relevant background information will be evaluated.

Mercer University School of Law accepts applications beginning September 1 from prospective students wishing to begin their studies in the fall semester. Acceptance and scholarship decisions begin in December. Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications by January 1 in order to receive the timeliest consideration.

Mercer Law School’s Special Consideration Program for Mercer University Graduates

Many students are interested in a career in law and Mercer University is happy to help students pursue this goal and prepare for postgraduate study in law school. Knowing what a tremendous process applying to law schools can be, Mercer University is pleased to offer a Special Consideration Program in Law for students applying to Mercer’s Law School. This program allows Mercer undergraduate students to receive a special consideration when they apply to Mercer Law School. Students must apply within two years of graduation from Mercer. Highly qualified students that meet the attached requirements will receive special consideration from the Admissions Committee at Mercer Law School.

Mercer Law School's 3+3 Accelerated J.D. Program

Recognizing that a number of undergraduate students are considering a career in law, Mercer Law School offers a special program for well-qualified students in Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics (SSBE). The 3+3 Accelerated J.D. Program allows these students to complete an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years rather than the traditional seven years.  Through this program, students complete three years of full-time undergraduate study, use law school courses to meet the balance of required undergraduate credits, and receive a bachelor’s degree after successful completion of the first year of law school. Click here for requirements.

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 determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Commitment to Diversity

Mercer Law School is committed to admitting a diverse pool of applicants.  For more information regarding a commitment to diversity in the law, go to DiscoverLaw.org.

Non-Discrimination Policy

University Notice of Non-Discrimination

Contact Information

For general questions regarding the application process please contact the admissions office at (478) 301-2605 or admissions@law.mercer.edu.