General Admission Requirements

College of Law

Application Deadlines

Deadlines: Our application for the following Fall semester opens on October 1st and priority is given to applications that are received and complete by our April 30th deadline. June and July LSAT scores are only accepted for the following October through April admission cycles.  

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • If you are unable to meet the April 30th deadline, please contact us at or call (307) 766-6416 and ask to speak with someone in the Admissions Department.

Early Admission Decisions: Applications received prior to December 15th of the year prior to intended year of enrollment will be considered for early admission.  Early applications will receive an admissions decision by January 30th.


  1. Baccalaureate Degree - Candidates must have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation.

  2. Character and Fitness- Applicants must be of good moral character and must maintain good moral character as a condition of continuing enrollment. 

  3. LSAT - Candidates must register for and take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Scores are valid for 5 years. You may register for the LSAT at

  4. CAS - Register for LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and follow the instructions to ensure a complete application. Register at It is advisable to register with CAS at the same time one registers for the LSAT. To fulfill requirements for the CAS, you will need to submit your:

    >Official Transcripts from ALL of the higher education institutions you have attended to LSAC.

    >Letters of Recommendation - Ideally, these should include one general reference letter and one academic reference letter.  You may submit a maximum of three letters.  Applicants who graduated from an undergraduate program several years ago may substitute letters from employers or supervisors who can address the applicant's abilities and intellectual promise for the study of law.  A reference letter that is particularly helpful is one that discusses the applicant's:

    --Intelligence (analytical powers, rigor of thought, critical faculty, reasoning ability);

    --Independence of thought (originality, imagination, creative intelligence);

    --Effectiveness of oral communication;

    --Effectiveness of written communication;

    --Industry and motivation (persistence, self-discipline, study techniques);

    --Judgment and maturity (conscientiousness, common sense); and

    --Leadership ability.

  5. University of Wyoming College of Law Application (through LSAC):
    >Personal Statement: Applicants must attach to their electronic application one personal statement. The personal statement should provide information about yourself that you consider significant to our evaluation of your file. We are interested in learning about the qualities that you would bring to the legal profession, the law school classroom, and the community. You may wish to describe a significant experience in your life or to discuss your interest in or motivation for attending law school. A typical personal statement is 2-3 pages. It will be evaluated for writing ability as well as content. Do not treat your personal statement as a narrative of your resume.
    >Personal Resume
    >Why WY Essay or Overcoming Adversity Essay: 
    Why WY Essay should detail why you want to attend the University of Wyoming College of Law.  How will UWCOL help you meet your professional and personal goals?  Why is law school important to you?  This essay should not exceed two 8 1/2 x 11 inch typewritten pages.  Use nothing smaller than 3/4-inch margins and 10-point font.
    Overcoming Adversity Essay should be about your path to law school.  Why is law school important to you?  Tell us about you and your background - how you've been faced with adversity, and what you are doing, or have done, to overcome it. This essay should not exceed two 8 1/2 x 11 inch typewritten pages.  Use nothing smaller than 3/4-inch margins and 10-point font.
    >Application Fee: $50 - payable on the UW College of Law Website

Following completion of your application, you are required to submit a $50 non-refundable application fee either online or with a check or money order made payable to the UW College of Law. If you pay by check or money order, you may mail your application fee to:

University of Wyoming College of Law

Attn: Admissions

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82072

If you have been granted an LSAC fee waiver and would like an application fee waiver from the University of Wyoming College of Law, please email

Please note: The online fee payment software is designed for compatibility with Internet Explorer. If you are using a different browser, you may receive an error indicating that the website cannot be found or that you are not authorized to view the page.

Application Status Checker: In order to keep our applicants apprised of their status, we provide an online applicant status checker. The status checker will allow you to view the status of your application in real-time. The site is password protected. Click here to access the page. You will use your LSAC account credentials to log in.

Please note that we have provided an application checklist for you on the status checker site. If your application status reflects that your application is not complete, please review this checklist to determine what item(s) are missing.


  • All new applicants for the incoming first-year class will be considered for available merit scholarships. While most scholarship awards are granted at the time of acceptance, some are granted after acceptance.
  • Transfer, Visiting, and International Students are not eligible for scholarships.


  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

  • Seat Deposits: Accepted applicants who wish to reserve a seat in the entering class must make a non-refundable seat deposit of $500. The seat deposit can be paid in two installments of $250 or paid in full with one payment of $500. The deadlines for these seat deposits are stated in the acceptance letter. The total seat deposit of $500 will be credited toward total University tuition and fees at the time of registration. Accepted applicants who do not pay the deposit by the deadline, have declined the offer of admission and any scholarship awarded.  Please note:  seat deposits are also non-refundable.  If you pay your seat deposit and choose not to enroll at UW, you forfeit that money.

To pay your seat deposits, please visit this webpage.


Nondiscrimination and Diversity

The College of Law, pursuant to Standards 205 and 210 of the American Bar Association for the Approval of Law Schools, provides all applicants for admission with equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, military status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, pregnancy, or any other applicable protected category or participation in any protected activity.

The College of Law also subscribes to Standard 206 and recognizes a commitment to providing full opportunities for the study of law and entry into the profession by qualified members of groups (notably racial and ethnic minorities) that have been victims of discrimination in various forms. The College of Law has a special concern for determining the potential of such applicants through the admissions process and recruiting such persons as applicants and seeking to meet their special financial needs.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction.  Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction.  Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.



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Contact Us

College of Law

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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