Application for Visiting J.D. Students
All Visiting Applicants must apply online via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Chapman University Fowler School of Law does not accept hardcopy applications.
Applicants must be:
*Currently enrolled, or on an approved leave of absence
*In good academic standing at their current law school
*Completed, by the time of enrollment, the substantial equivalent of a typical first-year law curriculum at an ABA-approved law school.
HOW TO APPLY:
Step 1 Check the "Visiting" box on your application and indicate for which semester and year you are applying.
Step 2 Upload your Personal Statement. The personal statement must be no more than three pages in length, typewritten, 12 point font, and double-spaced.
Step 3 Upload your Resume. The resume should include, but is not limited to, work experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, etc.
Step 4 Submit the $75 application fee. If you have an LSAC fee waiver, the application fee will be waived upon "checkout." Learn more about requesting a fee waiver.
Step 5 Request that the Registrar or Dean of Students at your current law school transmit directly to us an official copy of your transcript, letter of good standing with class rank that reflects the results of all completed academic work, and a copy of the first page of your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report.
Step 6 The letter of good standing should also contain a statement from your home institution that confirms that Chapman credits will be accepted toward fulfillment of your degree requirements. Any other terms and conditions should also be specified.
Step 7 Two letters of recommendation are required, one of which must be from a law professor who has taught you. These letters may be submitted directly from the recommender to Fowler School of Law. We will accept a maximum of three letters of recommendation.
The aforementioned information applies only to visiting applicants for the fall and spring semesters. There is a separate application process for students to attend the Fowler School of Law's Summer Session. Contact the Office of the Law Registrar for separate information and an application for the Summer Session.
Applicants who need an accommodation with any portion of the application process: please contact the Assistant Dean of Admission.
NOTE: If the application materials do not meet the requirements, there may be a delay in processing your file and a subsequent delay in placing your file into review.
If you have any additional information that you cannot upload as an attachment with your electronic application, please fax the documents to (888) 289-5033.