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Application for International Students

All International Applicants must apply online via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). Chapman University Fowler School of Law does not accept hardcopy applications. 


Step 1 Check the "JD/First Year" box on your application. 

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 
Order a Credential Assembly Service report to be sent to Chapman University Fowler School of Law. All applicants must furnish their results of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), register with LSAC, and pay all requisite LSAC mandated fees.  

Step 6 
Two letters of recommendation are required.

Chapman University School of Law requires that your foreign transcripts be submitted through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service. If you completed any postsecondary work outside the US (including its territories) or Canada, you must use this service for the evaluation of your foreign transcripts. The one exception to this requirement is if you completed the foreign work through a study-abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a US or Canadian institution, and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript. This service is included in the LSAC Credential Assembly Service registration fee. A Foreign Credential Evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), which will be incorporated into your CAS report. If we determine that you need to submit a TOEFL score, you must contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC. LSAC's TOEFL code for the JD Credential Assembly Service is 0058. Your score will be included in the Foreign Credential Evaluation document that will be included in your LSAC law school report.

To use the Credential Assembly Service, log in to your online account and follow the instructions for registering for the service. Be sure to print out a Transcript Request Form for each institution and send it promptly to them. More time is usually required to receive foreign transcripts.

• Questions about the JD Credential Assembly Service can be directed to LSAC at either (215) 968-1001 or LSACinfo@LSAC.org.

• English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English is required for admission. Some international applicants may be required to furnish official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).   International applicants should check with the Law Admissions Office for details. The minimum score requirement for admission consideration is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, and 100 on the internet-based test.  

Applicants who need an accommodation with any portion of the application process: please contact the Assistant Dean of Admissions.

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. 
Do not send any information directly to the Law Admissions Office.