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  • Penn State Law is home to nationally renowned scholars of business law, mergers and acquisitions, DNA evidence, and international law.
  • Penn State Law is home to scholars, researchers, and lawyers from more than 40 countries.
  • Students enjoy LEED-certified, environmentally friendly facilities designed for the study of law.

Application Requirements

To Apply

Applicants to the J.D. program must submit an electronic application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The personal statement, any additional statement or addenda, and the applicant's résumé or summary of work experiences and/or activities should be attached to the electronic application.
 
Letters of recommendation must go through the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Service. Applicants are asked to identify a preferred campus location at the time of application.
 
It is recommended that additional supporting documentation be submitted via email to admissions@law.psu.edu.
 
For an application to the J.D. program be considered complete, the Admissions Office must receive by June 30, 2014:

  • a complete Penn State Law application
  • a $60 nonrefundable application fee or authorized fee waiver
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score, no older than 3 years
  • a law school report from the Credential Assembly Service
  • a personal statement
  • a résumé or overview of the student’s academic and professional experiences
  • two letters of recommendation, and
  • a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (for foreign-educated students only). 

Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Admissions Contacts

admissions@law.psu.edu
Telephone: (814) 867-1251 or (717) 240-5207

Amanda DiPolvere, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
E-mail: ajd7@psu.edu

Bekah Saidman-Krauss, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid — Carlisle 
E-mail: ras1075@psu.edu

Grant Keener, Senior Director of Admissions
E-mail: gwk101@psu.edu

Wanda Jones, Admissions Operations Coordinator
E-mail: wgj1@psu.edu

Susanna Warren, Law Admissions Specialist
E-mail: sad267@psu.edu

Locations

The Pennsylvania State University
The Dickinson School of Law
Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802

The Pennsylvania State University
The Dickinson School of Law
333 West South Street
Carlisle, PA 17013