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Application for Visiting JD Students

Visiting Applicants must apply online via the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) for all fall, spring, and summer semesters. Chapman University Fowler School of Law does not accept hardcopy applications for fall or spring.

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.


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 Request that the Registrar or Dean of Students at your current law school transmit directly to LSAC an official copy of your transcript.

Step 5 Request that the Registrar or Dean of Students at your current law school transmit directly to us your letter of good standing with class rank that reflects the results of all completed academic work.

Step 6 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.

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.