- Submit an online application and attach required and/or optional documents listed below
- Take the LSAT
- Subscribe to the candidate referral service and provide documents required to complete your CAS report
- Ask for assistance as needed
|Application||Required (submit online)|
|Cover Letter||Required (attach to online application)|
|Personal Statement||Required (attach to online application)|
|Letters of Recommendation or Evaluation||2 Required; 4 Accepted (submit to CAS)|
|Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended||Required (submit to CAS)|
|Academic Performance Addendum||Optional (attach to online application)|
|Diversity of Experience Essay||Optional but encouraged (attach to online application)|
|Character & Fitness||Required if applicable (attach addendum to online application in response to any Character & Fitness questions answered in the affirmative)|
Cover Letter (required)
As a new law school, your ideas, leadership, and success will set the standard for and influence the character of the school for years to come. We are an institution that values community engagement, problem solving, and ethical values.
Please use the cover letter to tell us:
- Why have you chosen to apply to Concordia Law?
- How will you enhance or help to create a positive, diverse, and supportive learning environment for your peers?
- What motivates you to be part of a new law school?
Personal Statement (required)
The personal statement is an important aspect of the application for admission as it provides the admission committee with insights about who you are beyond your academic record and LSAT score, while providing us with an example of your ability to organize and write a persuasive statement. The personal statement should not exceed three pages and may address any topic. If you are unsure of what to address in your personal statement, please contact an admission counselor at 208-639-5401. You may also find the following list of questions helpful in crafting your statement.
- In what ways have your life experiences prepared you to succeed in law school?
- What motivates you to pursue a legal education?
- What personal or professional goals have you established for yourself?
- What experiences or people have shaped or influenced you?
- In what ways have you encountered instances of adversity and how have such experiences contributed to your character, skills, or motivations?
- What skills or personal attributes define who you are?
- What are you passionate about?
Letters of Recommendation or Evaluations (two required)
Two letters of recommendation are required, and up to four letters may be submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation and Evaluation Service. Your recommenders should address those aspects of your character, intellect, values, and academic and communication skills relevant to the ethical study and practice of law. You are also welcome to have recommenders participate in the Evaluation service that allows your recommender to rate both cognitive and noncognitive attributes and skills that have been identified as important to success in law school.
Academic Performance Addendum (optional)
If you believe that your LSAT or GPA does not reflect your academic potential for success in law school, please provide an addendum that adds context to our evaluation of your prior academic and/or LSAT performance.
Diversity of Experience Essay (optional, but recommended)
Concordia Law seeks to enroll a class of students that can learn from one another's experiences and we value the diversity that each student can add to the law school community. We invite you to share with us how your background, life experiences, or personal attributes enhance your ability to contribute to the student body and the legal profession by adding a diverse perspective.
Character and Fitness (required based on response)
The law school application includes a number of character and fitness questions. If your response is "yes" to any of these questions, it will be necessary to provide an additional statement of explanation. Affirmative answers to the character and fitness questions do not necessarily preclude or even prejudice admission. However, it is imperative to answer all questions completely and honestly since failure to disclose relevant information can have detrimental consequences not only to your law school admission, but also to your future application to the bar.
Note: If any of your responses to questions about character and fitness change after you have submitted your application or after you have matriculated to the law school, it is your duty to notify the appropriate law school administrator. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an admission offer, dismissal from the law school, and/or denial by a state bar of the opportunity to take a bar exam.
Guide to Character and Fitness Requirements for Bar Admissions
Detailed information about various jurisdictions' character and fitness determinations can be reviewed in the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admissions, published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and available directly from the publisher or online. You can also contact a jurisdiction directly or various boards of bar examiners for information.