Application Instructions

Drake Law School is accepting applications for 2018-19 as of Sept. 1, 2017.

See separate application procedures for:

Note: All applicants should comply with LSAC's ethical standards in applying to law school.

JD Program

Applicants to Drake Law School must submit the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • $50 application fee—The $50 fee is waived for electronic applications. Choose to "request a fee waiver" during the online application process.
  • Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Law School Report—This will include a valid LSAT score, transcript(s), and letters of recommendation (one required, up to three optional). Visit www.lsac.org for more details.

JD Application Instructions

The priority application deadline for admission and scholarships is April 1. However, applications are accepted and reviewed after this date as space permits.

Entering first-year students can begin their studies in the summer start program or the Fall semester.

To apply online, visit www.lsac.org. Some required items are not included in the electronic application. The following items must be received by the Drake Law School Office of Admission before your application is considered complete:

  • Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Law School Report
  • Scholarship Form(s), if applicable
  • Letters of recommendation (one required, up to three optional)

To apply via paper application, download the Drake Law School JD Application or request an application by contacting the Drake Law School Office of Admission (1-800-44-DRAKE x2782, law-admit@drake.edu).

Application materials can be submitted via email to Chris Miller at christine.miller@drake.edu or mailed to:

Drake Law School
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311

After Drake Law School has received your JD application from LSAC, you will receive an email with a username and password to access the status of your application online.

LLM Program

Applicants to Drake Law School's LLM program must submit the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Official law school transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three letters will be accepted)

LLM Application Instructions

The application priority deadline is April 1 for the fall semester and Oct. 1 for the spring semester. Drake offers rolling admission; therefore, applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadlines.

Download the Drake Law School LLM Application ‌or request an application by contacting the Drake Law School Office of Admission (1-800-44-DRAKE x2782, law-admit@drake.edu).

Application materials can be submitted via email to Chris Miller at christine.miller@drake.edu or mailed to:

Drake Law School
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311

MJ Program

Applicants to Drake Law School's MJ program must submit the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three letters will be accepted)
  • Copy of graduate examination scores (if applicable)

MJ Application Instructions

The application priority deadline is June 1 for the fall semester. Drake offers rolling admission; therefore, applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadlines.

Download the Drake Law School MJ Application or request an application by contacting the Drake Law School Office of Admission (1-800-44-DRAKE x2782, Drake Law School MJ Application).

Application materials can be submitted via email to Chris Miller at christine.miller@drake.edu or mailed to:

Drake Law School
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311

Note: Credits earned as an MJ student are not transferrable should a student later decide to pursue the JD program.

Professional Certificate Program

Applicants to Drake Law School's professional certificate program must submit the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Official academic transcript from the institution that granted the applicant’s bachelor’s degree. (Transcripts are not required from other institutions the applicant attended.)

Professional Certificate Application Instructions

The application priority deadline is June 1 for the fall semester. Drake offers rolling admission; therefore, applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadlines.

Download the Drake Law School Professional Certificate Application or request an application by contacting the Drake Law School Office of Admission (1-800-44-DRAKE x2782, law-admit@drake.edu).

Application materials can be submitted via email to Chris Miller at christine.miller@drake.edu or mailed to:

Drake Law School
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311


Nondiscrimination Policy

Drake University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran or veteran disability status in administration of its employment and personnel policies, educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. Further, Drake University reserves the right to take affirmative action in connection with this policy in accordance with applicable law.

Drake University admits students, without regard to sexual orientation, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the University, and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in administration of its employment and personnel policies, educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs, except when such discrimination is required by Federal or State law or regulations.

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