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Decisions and Deadlines
Mercer University School of Law accepts applications between September 1 and March 15 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. All transfer and transient applications should be received by July 1.
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Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree prior to law school enrollment.
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 February LSAT, we encourage all students to take one of the earlier exams so your application is completed in a timely manner.
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.
Applicants must electronicaly complete and certify the application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee by credit card through LSAC at www.lsac.org.
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. Arrange for at least two professors or employers to write letters of recommendation. Please use the Letter of Recommendation Service provided by LSAC.
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.
Guaranteed Acceptance Program
Mercer University recognizes that some undergraduate applicants are considering a career in law. To help such applicants pursue their dream and to prepare for postgraduate study in law school, the Admissions Committee of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offer a special program for qualified high school seniors. Qualified students, upon their enrollment for undergraduate study at Mercer University, will be guaranteed acceptance to Mercer's Law School for either of the first two academic years following their graduation from Mercer's bachelor's degree program.
To qualify for guaranteed acceptance to Mercer Law School, the Mercer undergraduate must meet the following requirements:
Score a combined 1800 on the SAT, a 27 on the ACT or graduate in the top 5% of the high-school class;
Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 at the time of Law School application and complete the Mercer undergraduate degree with at least a 3.50 GPA;
Complete at least 60 undergraduate credit hours at Mercer University;
Score at least at the 65th percentile on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT);
Demonstrate a commitment to public service; and
Demonstrate the character, fitness and capability of satisfactorily completing the Law School program and being admitted to the bar.
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.
Mercer University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employment opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Office, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207, phone 478-301-2788 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or in cases of Title IX concerns, these concerns may be referred to the Office of Civil Rights.
For general questions regarding the application process please contact the admissions office at 478-301-2605 or email@example.com.