Everyone loses when financial constraints prevent a promising student from enrolling in law school. LMU Law is pleased to provide substantial merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are reserved for students with superior academic backgrounds, outstanding leadership qualities, a track record of community service, need, and other qualities worthy of recognition. These financial awards recognize each recipient’s potential for success in our program and will be credited toward their tuition.
We are committed to eliminating financial barriers that stand in the way of students with the potential to benefit from a legal education. Students offered admission should be able to attend and remain at LMU Law without regard to personal financial circumstances. To this end, we are strongly committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to admitted students lacking sufficient financial resources. Every applicant's file is considered for scholarship opportunities as it is considered for admission.
Admission and scholarship decisions are based on a thorough review of each applicant’s file. While an applicant’s score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) figure prominently in admission decisions, multiple factors are considered in making both admission and scholarship recommendations/decisions. Among the factors considered are the breadth and difficulty of academic background, diversity, military service, fulfillment of the University's mission, advanced academic degrees awarded, extracurricular and community activities, leadership roles assumed or earned, participation in collegiate athletics, participation in volunteer experiences, personal background, and any other pertinent information provided by the applicant.
Subject to eligibility, current students can apply for new and/or additional scholarship awards at the end of each academic year.
LMU Law Scholarship Guarantee
Beginning in 2016, any scholarship awarded to an entering law student will be renewed automatically as long as the student remains in good standing academically and graduates within the number of years of the program for which he or she was admitted. To remain in good academic standing, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.000.
External Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to the generous scholarships LMU Law provides, numerous outside/external scholarship opportunities exist. Most of them can be found at admissionsdean.com.