Admission Requirements

The University of Mississippi School of Law requires that every applicant take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), register with LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university prior to matriculation.  Admission to the School of Law is based on the applicant’s academic ability and aptitude for the study of law. Two of the primary factors considered in the admission process are performance on the LSAT and undergraduate grade-point average. Other considerations are:

  1. Residency
  2. Difficulty of major field of study
  3. Job experience
  4. Social, personal or economic background and circumstances
  5. Nonacademic achievements
  6. Letters of recommendation
  7. Grade patterns and progression
  8. Diversity

If the University of Mississippi is the right choice for you, please view our application process to guide you through submitting your application.

Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that admission to the bar in all states involves character, fitness and other qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to determine the character and fitness requirements of the jurisdiction(s) where they intend to practice law. If you are uncertain where you will practice law, you may wish to review the Standard NCBE Character and Fitness Application, titled Request for Preparation of a Character Report, of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which is used by a number of jurisdictions’ bar admission authorities. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available at www.ncbex.org. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available at www.ncbex.org.