JD Admission Process
JD Admissions Philosophy
Suggested Application Deadline: May 1
The decision to admit or deny a candidate is far from an automatic one based solely upon numbers. Applications for admission to the Law School are judged in their entirety. Rarely does any single factor, either LSAT score or undergraduate grade point average, determine a candidate's status.
10 Great Reasons to Attend Capital University Law School
- Location! Capital University Law School is located in the heart of the legal community in Columbus, Ohio, the state capital – and the 14th largest city in America.
- Location (Part 2)! Our location gives our students unique access to real-world legal experience in local, state and federal government and courts; major law firms; Fortune 500 company legal departments; and non-profit organizations.
- Location (Part 3)! Want practical skills that will make you marketable in a competitive job market? Capital University Law School students participate in more than 90 externships and other opportunities in the legal community and in our on-site legal clinics.
- Faculty: Our student-to-faculty ratio is low, so personal attention and interaction is incredibly high. Our faculty members breathe life into legal theory – and our adjuncts bring real-world experience into the classroom.
- Commitment to your success from day one: Capital University Law School’s innovative Academic Success Program eases the transition into law school by preparing students with the skills and resources they’ll need to succeed in the high-paced, challenging world of legal education.
- Commitment to your success before the bar exam: Our Advanced Bar Studies course ensures our graduates are prepared for the rigors of the bar exam.
- Camaraderie: Think law school is the kind of cut-throat environment you’ve seen on TV and in the movies? Think again! Time and time again, our students say the friends they have made at Capital are supportive, collegial – and the foundation of a professional network they’ll keep with them the rest of their lives.
- Bar passage: CapLaw is proud of its track record in this fundamental benchmark of success.
- Choose your career path: Capital University Law School offers a wide range of specializations, including Children and Family Law, General Practice, Litigation, Regulatory Law, and Transactional Law.
- You tell us! Call our Admissions Office at 614-236-6310 to schedule a visit and we think you’ll find your own reason to agree that opportunity begins at Capital University Law School.
The Office of Admission carefully evaluates a candidate's undergraduate and graduate coursework, employment history, writing ability, general background, and other information the candidate feels is important to the admission decision. All of these factors, along with the LSAT score and grade point average, act to increase or decrease the probability of admission.
An applicant with an LSAT score in the upper 50th percentile, grade point average above 3.00, solid writing skills, challenging undergraduate curriculum, and evidence of motivation and commitment to the study of law, has an excellent probability of admission. Higher LSAT scores and grades do not guarantee acceptance; conversely, candidates with lower LSAT scores and grades should not be discouraged from applying.
It is suggested that any applicant whose LSAT is below the 50th percentile, or GPA is below a 3.0, should supplement his or her application with an additional essay selected from the list on the application form.