Students in the JD Program apply to and receive their degree from the College of Law. The program accepts first-year and transfer students, although the application procedures differ for each type of applicant. Iowa also offers several Combined Degree Programs in Law.

Admission Requirements

First-Year Applicants
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is required.

Admission Requirements
English Language (TOEFL) Requirements

3+3 Applicants
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is required.

Admission Requirements
English Language (TOEFL) Requirements

Advanced Standing JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
Admission Requirements
English Language (TOEFL) Requirements

Transfer Applicants
The University of Iowa College of Law encourages transfer applications from law school students who believe that the College of Law is a good fit for fulfilling their professional goals and objectives. You must have completed at least one full academic year of law school by June of the year in which you are seeking the transfer, and the courses must have been completed at an ABA-accredited law school. Only 30 hours of credit may be transferred from another law school. When evaluating your first year's performance, we primarily consider whether or not you are in good academic standing. All files are reviewed on an individual basis.

English Language (TOEFL) Requirements

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines

First-Year Applicants
The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is May 1.

3+3 Applicants
The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is May 1.

Advanced Standing JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is May 1.

Transfer Applicants
Transfer students may apply for fall semester admission only. The transfer application deadline is June 1.

Application Procedures

First-Year Applicants
Application Process

3+3 Applicants
Application Process

Advanced Standing JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
Application Process

Transfer Applicants
Application Process

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First-Year Applicants
First-Year Applicants must apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

3+3 Applicants
Applicants must apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Advanced Standing JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
Advanced Standing JD for Foreign-Trained Lawyers Applicants must apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Transfer Applicants:
Transfer applicants complete a different application than first-year applicants. The application is only available  at Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at: http://www.lsac.org

Contact Information

College of Law Admissions Office
The University of Iowa
280 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113
law-admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-9095

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1525