JD Admissions Process

Admission applications for the Pitt Law JD program will be accepted starting September 1 through our deadline of April 1. Applications are considered only for the current year for the fall semester. We require all applicants submit their applications on-line through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Pitt Law is highly competitive and decisions are based upon many factors.

Once your application is complete, our Admissions Committee will review your application. Once we are able to make a decision, you will be notified by e-mail within several weeks. You can also verify your application status on-line with a user name and password, which will be sent to you electronically once you apply. We ask for your patience during the admissions cycle as it can become very busy during key times of the year.

International Applicants

The University of Pittsburgh has three degrees available to international applicants. Learn more about international applicants options.

Transfer and Visiting Students

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will accept transfer students after those students have successfully completed the first year of academic study at another law school. Applicants must complete the law school application and submit the required materials.

Accelerated Law Program

ALAP is the Accelerated Law Admissions program (also known as the 3/3 Program) that allows exceptional students completing their undergraduate studies at one of our partner schools the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree while beginning their first year of law school. These students complete their bachelor’s degree and law degree in a total of six years, rather than seven.

Flex Time

The flex-time program is offered to students whose outside obligations necessitate a more flexible program of study than is traditionally available.  All classes are still held during the daytime; however, hours may be planned according to personal needs and interests.   The pace is intended to be less strenuous than the regular program.   Course loads are optimally designed to result in graduation in four years rather than three with no fewer than 10 credits per semester.

Pitt Law Scholars

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will accept the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) in lieu of the LSAT for qualified undergraduates of the University of Pittsburgh. We will also consider GRE scores in addition to LSAT scores for those who wish to have both considered and who have taken both.