UConn School of Law JD Program: Invest in Yourself
Juris Doctor (JD)

The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the UConn Law community and around the world. We recognize that these unusual circumstances create significant uncertainty and unease as it relates to the law school application and enrollment processes. To help you navigate the significant amount of information that these circumstances have required, here’s an overview of UConn Law’s major admissions- and enrollment-related announcements to date:

For Prospective Applicants:

  • The application deadline for Fall 2020 admission to the JD program has been extended to July 1, 2020.
  • In response to the cancellation of the March 2020 and April 2020 LSAT administrations, UConn Law will accept scores from both the May LSAT-Flex and June LSAT administrations for purposes of Fall 2020 admission. June LSAT registrants should plan to submit their (incomplete) applications by the July 1 deadline while waiting for release of their scores.
  • The application fee associated with applying to the JD Program has been waived for the remainder of the application period.

For Admitted Applicants:

  • We are pleased to launch the fully virtual Customizable Admitted Student Experience (CASE) Program. The CASE Program recognizes that each admitted student has different questions and preferred methods of content delivery. Based on our review of your unique responses to the program survey, our office is committed to delivering to you the exact virtual admitted student experience you’re looking for. If you have not already done so, please complete the Admitted Student Virtual Programming Survey to opt into the CASE Program.
  • We encourage all admitted students to request membership to the Admitted Students Facebook Group, where we have posted a live-streamed campus tour and will host Facebook Live discussions on a variety of topics in the coming weeks.
  • We are pleased to offer admitted students the option to attend an online sample class taught by Joseph A MacDougald, professor of law and executive director of our Center for Energy and Environmental Law. A digital invitation will be e-mailed once details are finalized.
  • Discussions are taking place regarding adjusting the deposit deadline for those who may not have an opportunity to visit campus before April 15. No decisions have been made yet, but rest assured your concerns have been heard.

Please note we have canceled all on-campus admissions events and visits through the end of the Spring Semester. This includes all in-person campus visits (i.e., tours, class observations, and meetings with staff) and Admitted Students Day, which was set to be held Saturday, March 21. We will keep you well informed should we need to extend cancellations into the summer months.

Finally, because the JD Admissions staff will be working remotely until further notice, our preferred method of contact will be e-mail. Our e-mail addresses are as follows:

We wish you peace and good health as we all continue to navigate this uncertain time together. Thank you for considering UConn Law for your JD.

Enroll at the University of Connecticut School of Law, named one of the top 10 “law schools that pay off” by U.S. News & World Report, and immerse yourself in a vast array of options. Choose between day and evening divisions and between full-time and part-time study. Customize your curriculum and your career with an abundance of courses, clinics, certificates and dual degrees. Enrich your experience with an array of conferences, symposiums and myriad events held by dozens of student organizations. Invest in yourself and join our network of successful and engaged alumni who are shaping public policy, guiding large corporations, leading non-profit organizations and practicing in every field of law around the nation and the world.


We welcome applicants to our JD program who have or expect to receive a bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate college or the foreign equivalent and who have taken the LSAT - the Law School Admission Test. The application deadline for Fall 2020 admission is July 1, 2020, but we encourage you to apply as early as possible. How to apply »

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