Joint Degree Applicants

Applicants to the Joint Degree Program should apply to the College of Law and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management separately. Admission to one does not guarantee admission to the other.

How to Apply

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To apply for admission to Willamette University College of Law, an applicant must complete the application process described below, register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Both the CAS and the LSAT are provided by Law Services in Newtown, PA. For Information about Law Services, contact the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at, or 215-968-1001.

CAS Electronic Application

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), maintains an approved electronic-format application to Willamette's College of Law. The following link will take you directly to LSAC Willamette University College of Law Application. Your application fee is waived when you apply online.

Postal Mail

Apply by submitting a paper application. There is a $50 application fee for paper applications. The application can be downloaded in PDF format: JD Admission Application and Checklist (PDF).

Application Requirements

Full information regarding application requirements may be found on our JD Application and Checklist PDF above or online.

Standardized Test Provisions for Current Willamette MBA Students

You may not have to take the LSAT if you meet the following criteria using GRE, GMAT, SAT or ACT test results. There are some provisions, however:

  • Applicants using another standardized test other than the LSAT must have scored at the 85th percentile nationally, or above, on a standardized college or graduate admissions test;
  • Must have ranked in the top 10% of their undergraduate class through six semesters of academic work, or achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above through six semesters of academic work.

When to Apply

Although the formal application deadline for the fall semester is March 1, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications far before the final deadline. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply as early as possible. Willamette begins sending out admission and scholarship decisions in early January of the enrollment year.

Please note, applications will continue to be accepted following the priority deadline so long as there are seats available in the upcoming first year class. Should you have questions, please contact the Admission Office directly by phone: (503) 370-6282 or by email at