How to Apply

This page provides the application requirements for Arizona Summit Law School.  The following steps are required for new applicants as well as for transfer, visiting and international applicants.  Applicants interested in entering the J.D. program through Summit’s Alternative Admission Model Program for Legal Education (AAMPLE) must also comply with the following requirements.

Step 1:  Create an account with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Step 2:  Register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

  • The LSAT must be taken within five years of the anticipated matriculation date.
  • The LSAT is administered four times a year – February, June, September/October and December.
  • Arizona Summit Law School is an LSAT test center.  To improve your chances of being assigned to Arizona Summit Law School, you should register for the LSAT as early as possible.

Step 3:  Sign up for the LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and submit the necessary documents.

  • Official Transcripts. An applicant must have earned or will earn prior to matriculation to the law school, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, professional and law school transcripts must be submitted.
    • International Applicants: 
      • If you have earned a degree from a college or university outside of the United States, you must have your transcript(s) evaluated and translated as necessary by the LSAC’s CAS to determine whether you hold the equivalent of a U.S. undergraduate degree. The LSAC will provide us with a comprehensive report based on the evaluation of the applicant’s transcripts.
      • Applicants for whom English is not their native language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Arizona Summit’s school code is 6697.
      • For more information about international student admission, please visit https://www.azsummitlaw.edu/admissions/how-apply/foreign-student-admission.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.  Although Arizona Summit accepts up to three letters of recommendation, an application will be complete upon the receipt of two letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation must have been written within the last five years.

Step 4:  Complete your application to Arizona Summit Law School with required attachments:

  • Personal Statement. Click Here for Personal Statement Requirements. Arizona Summit Law School strives to admit a diverse student body to represent different views and create a dynamic learning environment.  While academic performance is important, it is not the only criteria used in the application process.  The personal statement is an opportunity for applicants to describe the characteristics, qualities, education, work experience, community involvement, obstacles overcome, or any other information that makes you a unique applicant.  Your personal statement should also include why you want to study at Arizona Summit Law School, and what attending Arizona Summit Law School would allow you to achieve.  The Personal Statement should consist of two, but no more than four, double-spaced pages in a standard 12 point font, such as Times Roman.
  • Résumé. Applicants are required to submit a résumé of no more than two typed pages.  Please include information about your education, work experience, military service, public service/community outreach, honors, awards, scholarship, publications, foreign language proficiencies, and any other significant achievements.
  • A one-page explanatory addendum to affirmative answers to any character and fitness questions.
  • Docket sheets for law violations or criminal charges.  If you have been charged or convicted of a crime or other violation of the law, you are required to submit further documentation prior to consideration, including:
    • Docket sheets indicating the final disposition. This will be required for all felony criminal arrests and/or convictions, regardless of the type of plea agreement.
    • Docket sheets will also be required for any traffic offenses involving drugs and/or alcohol.
    • Docket sheets may be required for misdemeanor criminal arrests and/or convictions depending on the severity and nature of the incident as well as the frequency of similar types of incidents in your history.

Optional Attachments:

  • Diversity Statement.  Applicants may submit an optional diversity statement.  Arizona Summit Law School is proud of its diverse student body.  Arizona Summit Law School was recently named the 7th most diverse law school in the nation by The National Jurist  in its November 2014 issue and preLaw Magazine in its Winter 2015 issue.  Arizona Summit Law School recruits diverse applicants in terms of race, culture, ethnicity, geography, ideology, sexual orientation, economic, educational and a variety 
  • Addendums.  Applicants may choose to submit an addendum to provide any additional information that will be helpful to the Admissions Committee in determining the applicant’s potential as a law student.

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