Welcome to Admissions and Financial Aid at UC Davis School of Law
Message from the Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Law school is hard. Applying to law school should not be. The Office of Admission and Financial Aid is here to guide you through the process and help you discover all the ways in which a UC Davis education is like no other.
At UC Davis School of Law, King Hall, you will find yourself in a community of students who challenge convention, champion new ideas, and embrace collaborative learning. Students are competitive with themselves, not one another. Our faculty integrate students into their work, providing enrichment opportunities inside and outside the classroom. King Hall alumni are skilled practitioners, community leaders, and sources of support to current students. In short, UC Davis is a place where you can thrive academically, professionally and personally. We hope you will consider joining us.
I encourage you to peruse our website, contact us with questions, visit, and then apply!
Join the King Hall Community!
Kristen L. Mercado, J.D.
Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
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Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
JD Admission Key Dates
*The application window for Fall 2018 First-Year, Transfer, and Visiting Student Admission is now closed.*
September 1, 2018 - Application period opens for Fall 2019 First-Year admission and Fall 2019 First-Year Early Decision admission
November 1, 2018 - Application deadline for Fall 2019 First-Year Early Decision admission**
January 1, 2019 - Application period begins for Fall 2019 Transfer admission
March 15, 2019 - Application deadline for Fall 2019 First-Year admission
June 30, 2019 - Application deadline for Fall 2019 Transfer admission
**Students taking the September LSAT are eligible if all other application materials are received by November 1
Financial Aid Deadlines
March 2, 2019 - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) due to Federal Processor