General FAQs

How do I request more information about Howard University School of Law?

 Please visit Contact Us | Howard University School of Law to request additional information.

How can I visit Howard University School of Law?

Visit our events page for comprehensive information about upcoming tours and events. Additionally, an option for a virtual tour is available. Ways to Connect | Howard University School of Law

Where can I find information on bar pass rates and career statistics?

ABA 509 report for HUSL can be found Overall Statistics 2023

How can I find housing near HUSL?

University housing options can be located here within the Student Affairs department.

What LSAC forums and/or other recruiting events will HUSL attend this year?

Visit our events page for upcoming event information

Does HUSL provide support for students with disabilities?

Yes, contact the Office of Student Accessibility to request a reasonable accommodation

What is the most recent class profile?

What are the technology requirements for HUSL?

Academic FAQS

Do you have an Evening/Part-Time Program?

No, only a full-time day program that can be completed in 3 years without interruption.

Do you have any Joint Degree Programs?

Yes, a JD/MBA Program which can be completed in 4 years without interruption.

What is the size of your Law School?

Approximately 450 students across all years (1L, 2L and 3L’s and LLM students)

How does HUSL student get practical experience?

HUSL student can participate in the Clinical Law Center offers nine (9) live-client clinical experiences: the Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC), the Fair Housing Clinic (FHC), the Civil Rights Clinic (CRC), the Investor Justice and Education Clinic (IJEC), the Intellectual Property Patent Clinic (IPPC), the Intellectual Property Trademark Clinic (IPTC), Movement Lawyering Clinic (MLC), Reentry Clinic (RC) and the Child Welfare Clinic (CWC). Additional information can be found The Clinical Law Center | Howard University School of Law.

Can students select their own class schedule?

No. Similar to most ABA law schools, your 1L schedule is created for you and your are placed into a track for your 1L year.

Does HUSL offer a study abroad process?

To participate in a Howard University-sponsored study abroad program, students must have a cumulative weighted grade point average of 75.00 at the time of application to be eligible to participate. For more information about the Howard University School of Law study abroad programs, consult the Office of Academic Affairs and the director of each program.

Admissions FAQS

How do I submit my application for HUSL?

Prospective students must submit applications online via LSAC website. Additional admission information can be found here.

When will HUSL begin accepting applications?

HUSL application process begins November 1st, 

(For the 2024 application cycle, the application opened on November 1, 2023.)

What are the application requirements?

a. A complete application consists of the following:

i. Application

ii. LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)

iii. Personal State

iv. 2 letters of recommendation

v. Resume

vi. Transcripts

When will HUSL begin reviewing applications?

November. All prospective students are encouraged to submit and complete their applications as early as possible but no later than March 15th. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be reviewed.
(For the 2024 application cycle, the committee began reviewing applications in January.)

When will a decision be made?

Decisions will be issued in December and March. Final waitlist decisions could take place through the summer. Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification of her status.

Decisions will be rendered at the end of each month.  Rolling admissions may involve decisions being rendered throughout the admissions cycle.

What is your application deadline?

The priority deadline for scholarship consideration is December 15th.

Do you have an Early Bird/CLEO type Program?

No, however, HU is a CLEO founding member school and a supporter of the program.

What is your application fee?

The application fee is $60.00

Do you offer application fee waivers?

Howard University School of Law will not be offering application fee waivers for the 2023-2024 application cycle.  Nor do we offer LSAC fee waivers.  

Is it possible to enroll as a new/1L, transfer or visiting student for the spring semester?

Transfer and Visiting students can apply for the fall and spring terms.  First year students can only apply and start during the fall term.

Should I call the admission office to check the status of my application?

No. The admissions office will provide a timeline of when to expect a final decision. Prospective students can always check their application status in LSAC. There is a progress bar on both the Active Applications page, under the selected school, and also on the Application Home page that will show you your progress with both a visual guide and a numerical percentage. Individual sections that are completed are check marked.

How do I update my application after submission?

Depending on the document or item type, you will send an updated document with your LSAC number at the top, label to document accordingly, i.e. updated résumé or updated personal statement, etc. to

If it is an updated transcript, updated letter of recommendation, or an update to your LSAT score, you will have to request that information be sent directly from LSAC to the Law School Admissions office.

Does HUSL offer interviews?

No HUSL does not conduct interviews for prospective students.

I would like to withdraw my application. Can my application fee be refunded?

No, application fees for HUSL are non-refundable.

Are deferrals available?

Yes, HUSL will provide deferral but on a case-by-case basis. Accepted students in need of a deferral should reach out to the admissions department for further information.


When should I take the LSAT?

We encourage applicants to take the LSAT when they have given themselves enough time to prepare.    For some applicants, this is 3-6 months.  For others, is 6 -12 months.  It is important to remember that the LSAT is not an intelligence test.  It is an aptitude test.  To develop a skill, you must practice over and over and over again. LSAC Prep materials, KHAN Academy, commercial prep courses and/or private tutors are methods utilized to prepare for the LSAT.  Lastly, for the fall entering class, February is the last LSAT date we formally accept.  If you chose to apply by the stated deadline but plan to sit for the April LSAT administration, please note that the available seats and available scholarship funding may be limited by the time your application is completed.

What is the median LSAT and UGPA (undergraduate grade point median) for matriculating students?

155 (LSAT) 3.5 (UGPA)

Do you accept the GRE?

No.  HUSL applicants must take the LSAT. 

I have more than one LSAT score. How will that be viewed?

We will review all scores that are submitted. We report the highest score for accreditation purposes and annual surveys.

I took the LSAT several years ago. Is my score still valid?

LSAT scores remains on file for 5 years.

Which is given more weight in the admissions decision, undergraduate GPA or LSAT scores?

It depends. These are two factors that every candidate will have in common but the major, minor, life and work experience, letters of recommendation, etc can influence the weight of one these two indicators.

Financial Aid FAQS

Does HUSL provide Scholarships?

Yes, HUSL has Merit Scholarships. They are awarded based on the careful review of the academic performance of the student (LSAT, GPA) and the quality of the application.

How much are tuition and total cost of attendance?

Cost of attendance for HUSL can be found here

What is FAFSA code for HUSL?


Who can I contact regarding FAFSA?

Please reach out to our financial aid office for any questions at