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Applying to GUCL

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Apply Today for Fall or Spring 2020

Start the application process at GUCL with one simple step. Complete an Application for Admission or No LSAT Application for Admission and send it to us by U.S. Mail along with the $65 application fee.

Once received, GUCL will set up an Applicant File and reach out to assist you with the Application Checklist below. Remaining documents may then be mailed in individually or as a package. Only completed Applicant Files are submitted for review. The sooner GUCL receives the items on the checklist, the sooner an applicant will receive an admissions decision.

Applying without an LSAT score is an option for most applicants. If you are a prior law student, Special Student, or have previously taken the LSAT, a test score is required.

Applicants who have previously attended law school or were educated outside the USA should call GUCL at 818-247-0770 before applying as additional documents are required.

Following the appropriate checklist below, mail in the completed application and $65.00 application fee (cash or check, non-refundable). Remaining documents may be mailed in individually or as a package. Submissions by fax or e-mail are not accepted.

Applying WITH an LSAT score? Use this checklist:

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee of $65.00 (non-refundable, cash or check)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • LSAT score report (GUCL will order from LSAC)
  • Letters of Recommendation; 2 required
    • Current (2019 or later)
    • Professional, academic and/or civic
    • Signed originals (no copies), sealed envelopes
  • Personal Statement
    • Format: Maximum 2 pages,┬ádouble-spaced
    • Topic: Motivation for attending law school and why now is a good time to start.

Select applicants will be contacted for an admissions interview.

Are you using the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) at LSAC?

GUCL does not require that applicants subscribe to CAS. Documents can be submitted directly to GUCL by U.S. Mail.

Applicants with a CAS subscription should mark "YES" on question 8 of the Application for Admission and GUCL will order the file. LSAC will only release the CAS file if it is complete (all transcripts, LORs, and LSAT score), report fees paid, and GUCL designated as a recipient school.

Application Checklist WITHOUT an LSAT Score

  • No LSAT Application for Admission
  • Application fee of $65.00 (non-refundable, cash or check)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Letters of Recommendation; 4 required*
    • Current (2019 or later)
    • Signed originals (no copies), sealed envelopes
    • Professional, academic and/or civic
      *at least 2 MUST be professional recommendations
  • Personal Statement
    • Format: Maximum 2 pages, double-spaced
    • Topic:┬áMotivation for attending law school and why now is a good time to start.
  • Skills Essay
    • Format: Maximum 2 pages, double-spaced
    • Topic: Discuss the skills and characteristics that will make you a successful law student. Provide examples of how you have used those skills and characteristics previously at school and/or work.

Select applicants will be contacted for an admissions interview.

Contact the Office of Admissions for file completion deadlines.

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All documents and other items submitted during the application process become property of GUCL. No documents or other items submitted during the application process will be copied for, or returned to, an applicant regardless of the status of the Application for Admission.