If you would like to attend law school in the fall of 2020, there is still time to join Scalia Law’s incoming class. We know our applicants are experiencing unique challenges as they plan for their legal education.
Whether you are a prospect still working through the application, an applicant on our wait list, or an admitted student anxious about the fall semester, this page has information for you. You have already put in a lot of work to get this far and we don’t want you to lose your momentum. We’ll work through this together.
- Prospective JD Students
- What is the LSAT-Flex?
- Will Scalia Law accept the LSAT-Flex?
- Will the LSAT-Flex be looked at any differently from the regular LSAT scores?
- My LSAT-Flex score might not be reported until after the application deadline. Can I still apply?
- Is there another option if I am unable to take the LSAT?
- My last semester of my undergraduate university has given the option of Pass/Fail grades. How will Scalia Law view this on my transcript?
- Prospective LLM Students
- Students On Wait List
- Students Admitted To Incoming Class of 2020
LSAC is offering an online, remotely proctored version of the LSAT — called the LSAT-Flex. The first administration will be during the week of May 18 for test takers who were registered for the March and April 2020 tests. The second administration will be the week of June 14 for test takers who are registered for the June 8 test. Please visit LSAC for details on the test and other potential dates.
No. These scores will be weighted like any other LSAT score.
Yes. We realize that the change to the LSAT schedule has delayed many applicants’ plans. Please submit your application by May 31 and we will hold a decision until your most recent score is reported. This includes the June LSAT-Flex if you are scheduled to take it.
Yes, Scalia Law accepts GRE test scores in lieu of the LSAT. The GRE is currently available to be taken from home with the proper technology.
Applicants who take the GRE instead of the LSAT must have the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send Scalia Law their GRE score. Applicants with both GRE and LSAT scores may not submit GRE scores.
My last semester of my undergraduate university has given the option of Pass/Fail grades. How will Scalia Law view this on my transcript?
We realize that many colleges and universities are going to Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail options. We will not view this negatively on your transcript. Remember that we are part of a university setting and are fully sympathetic to the challenges students are going through.
My English proficiency test location has closed due to the coronavirus and I am unable to take the test. Will you waive this requirement?
For applicants whose native language is not English, and do not possess a degree from a college or university whose primary language of instruction is English, a current TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score showing sufficient proficiency in the English language is required. All three tests are available to be taken in an online, remotely proctored format. For links to each testing website, visit our How to Apply page.
The university I attended is closed and I cannot send my official transcripts to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Can I still apply to an LLM program?
Yes, if you have unofficial transcripts, you may submit those as an attachment to your application or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org when you submit your LLM application through your LSAC account. We are able to review your application with a copy of your unofficial transcripts. If you are admitted, it will be conditional upon receiving official transcripts as soon as your university allows after re-opening.
It may. We will review supplements to your application, including new LSAT scores. If your score has improved, it may help your chances in getting admitted off of the wait list.
We have not extended our deadline however we are considering individual requests and will be as accommodating as possible. For example, we know that some applicants to our JD and LLM programs are currently overseas and their return date is uncertain. We are working with everyone we can to make sure admitted students can join Scalia Law’s incoming class of fall 2020.
Our spring and summer courses are being taught online however no such announcement has been made about the fall. The school is actively planning for all possibilities. The law school is following the situation and abiding by the stay at home orders in place from Virginia Governor Northam. We will share more details when they are available.