Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a four-year accredited college or university. Any undergraduate major is acceptable for one to apply to law school.
Cumberland School of Law accepts applications for admission beginning Sept. 1. Applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), subscribe to the Law School Data Assembly Service, have two letters of recommendation and all undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts sent to LSAC, and submit a completed application, résumé and personal statement. A $50 application fee should be included by students applying after Dec. 31. There is no application fee between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31.
Begin your application
No. However, the law school has rolling admission, so admission decisions are made on a continuous basis once an applicant’s file becomes complete. Some decisions may be made as early as December. We begin receiving applications on September 1. March 14 is the ultimate deadline to submit your application, personal statement, resume and any addenda. Your credential assembly service (CAS) report and two letters of recommendation can be received at a date no later than April 1. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by the Dec. 31 priority deadline, as seats fill quickly and scholarships are awarded early in the admission process. There is no application fee charged prior to the Dec. 31 priority deadline.
Scholarship data can be found on the ABA Required Disclosures page
All admitted applicants are automatically considered for scholarship assistance based upon merit.* Scholarships are typically awarded early in the application process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials before the Dec. 31 priority deadline.
*Admitted applicants are not automatically considered for the Jere F. White, Jr. Fellowship. Eligible admitted applicants will be notified and invited to apply for the fellowship.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Keeping legal education relevant requires offering more than one traditional law degree. To broaden perspectives or to help prepare for careers in special fields, Cumberland School of Law students have the option to pursue eight different joint degrees. Five programs are offered in conjunction with other schools at Samford University. Two are offered in association with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an internationally recognized academic and research medical center, and one is offered with Albany Medical College.
This can be found on the ABA Required Disclosures page.
Only undergraduate students live on campus. However, since the campus is situated in Homewood, a thriving suburb of Birmingham near I-65, U.S. 280 and other major roads, a large number of apartments are easily accessible within five miles of the campus.
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