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So, you're ready to apply to Mercer School of Law and immerse yourself among our renowned community of legal scholars who will ensure you'll earn a top-of-the-line education. Our student-centered program is committed to great outcomes for our graduates who are qualified to practice anywhere. Our presence is everywhere. There's no stopping a Mercer Law graduate.

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Work with our admissions team to get all your law school questions answered as you work through the application process.

The Mercer Difference


From hands-on experiential education to a robust alumni network, Mercer Law is ready to make you a practice-ready lawyer.

  • 30

    Student Organizations

  • 7000+

    alumni over our 150 year history.

  • 99%

    of Mercer Law students receive financial aid, including scholarships, student loans and work study.

Application Requirements

Submit an Application

All applicants must submit an application (no fee) electronically through LSAC.

Register with LSAC Credential Assembly Service

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 take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Mercer Law School accepts LSAT 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 take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants who would like to be considered based on their GRE scores should not register or sit for the LSAT. Applicants who elect to take the GRE instead of the LSAT must instruct the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send Mercer Law School all GRE test scores from the prior five-year period. Log into ETS and select Mercer University School of Law as a recipient of GRE results (ETS code: 4809).

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.

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.

Bachelor's Degree

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree prior to law school enrollment.

Foreign Educated Applicants

Foreign transcripts must be submitted through the 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 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 send to LSAC. Your score will be included in the credential evaluation document that will be included in your law school report.

Important Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Priority deadline for acceptance and scholarship consideration is January 15. Deadline to apply is June 1.

Scholarship Deadlines

Priority deadline to be considered for internal scholarships is January 15. The Woodruff Scholarship submissions deadline is December 15.
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Special Consideration Program for Mercer University Graduates

Knowing what a tremendous process applying to law schools can be, Mercer University is pleased to offer a Special Consideration 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.

3+3 Accelerated JD Program

Mercer Law School offers a special program for well-qualified students in Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Stetson-Hatcher School of Business. 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.