University of California Hastings College of the Law Admission Requirement

University of California Hastings College of the Law Admission Requirement

General Admission Requirements

Completed Application submitted via LSAC

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from a test administered between October and April.

Submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to LSAC.

Two Letters of Recommendation were sent directly from the writer to LSAC and assigned to UC Hastings College of the Law.

The Admissions Office prefers letters from writers who can speak to the applicant’s academic abilities, but letters from professional supervisors and mentors will also be considered.

Personal Statement – There is no limit as to the length, but the personal statement will be evaluated for clarity, content, and skill of presentation.

Current Resume

LEOP Application (Optional – see below)

Explanations are required for any affirmative responses to the Character and Fitness questions on the application.

If you have questions about the admissions process, call the Admissions Office at (415) 565-4623, or send an email to If you encounter any technical difficulties with the application process, contact LSAC directly at (215) 968-1393.

LEOP Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in applying must address all pertinent questions (listed below) on the LEOP Supplemental application, submitted via LSAC. Answers to these questions will be used by the LEOP Committee to evaluate your claim of significant adversity.

Describe the financial situation of your family from birth to college entry. Please include sources of income, income estimates, number of household wage earners, and number of dependents. Please describe any unusual expenses.

Please describe the occupation(s) and the educational background(s) of the person(s) who raised you.

Describe your early educational experiences through high school. Discuss the expectation level of and support for educational and career achievement in your family and community. What impact, if any, did it have on your education?

Please list your source(s) of financial support in college by approximate percentage:
Family: ___ Employment: ___ Loans: ___ Grants/scholarships: ___ Other assistance:___

Describe any paid or unpaid test preparation, academic support, or tutorial services you have used since elementary school.

Identify and describe the community(ies) in which you resided from birth to the age of college entry. Describe any bias you faced as a member of such community(ies) and explain what impact, if any, it had on your academic performance.

Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrant parents? If yes, please include the country of origin, year of arrival in the U.S., and the reason for immigrating.

If English is not your first language, how old were you when you first learned English? Was English the primary language spoken in your home?

Have you had any learning or physical disability that may have adversely affected your academic performance? Please indicate what accommodations, if any, you were provided in high school and college. If possible, please include supporting documentation of your disability and/or accommodations.

LEOP applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an additional personal statement via LSAC identifying and describing in detail the challenges and obstacles they have faced and the impact these challenges have had on their academic preparation. Applicants should include specific information on what they have done to meet and/or overcome these challenges.

For questions about LEOP admissions, email