The University of St. Thomas School of Law offers students the best in legal education. By applying through the Tommie Law Early Admission Program, you are exempt from taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). You will have completed the application process prior to the start of the final year of your undergraduate career and can focus on your coursework and graduation requirements. Please take some time to review our law school information at www.stthomas.edu/law.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the Office of Admissions at the School of Law has received all documents needed to complete the application for admission. To complete the application, the Office of Admissions must receive:
Please make sure each addendum or attachment has your name in the top right-hand corner.
By submitting a certified application for admission, you authorize our access to the ACT and/or SAT scores submitted as part of the undergraduate admissions process. It is understood that the score(s) will be used to evaluate the application for admission through the Tommie Law Early Admission Program. You also authorize the law school admissions office to review all academic records through the University information system.
Applications for Tommie Law Early Admission Program are available
Completed applications are due
Interview selections are announced
Applicants are notified of decision and scholarship award
Seat Deposits and Enrollment Agreement Forms are due
You are eligible to apply through the Tommie Law Early Admission Program. The University of St. Thomas School of Law accepts applications for the Tommie Law Early Admission program from UST undergraduate students in the spring before their senior year who have earned at least 96 credits of which at least 32 credits were earned at UST. Applicants to the Tommie Law Early Admission Program would begin their law studies the fall after their senior year.
If you are a transfer student to the University of St. Thomas, you can still apply through the Tommie Law Early Admission Program but you must have earned at least 32 credits at UST prior to being considered for admission. Applicants to the Tommie Law Early Admission Program would begin their law studies the fall after their senior year and once all the requirements of a UST undergraduate degree have been met.
No. You can only apply to the Tommie Law Early Admission Program the year prior to the completion of your undergraduate degree. The correlation analysis conducted in preparation for the development of this program used data consistent with early admission after the completion of at least 96 credits and the program is designed for undergraduate students completing their junior year.
Most applicants apply to an average of seven law schools. If we apply an average application fee of $75.00, the cost would be:
This amount does not include any expenses related to visiting schools, tuition deposit, or the possibility of multiple test registrations.
We do not charge an application fee and there will be no fees associated with an LSAT or the Credential Assembly Service. The only cost incurred is if you are admitted to the program in which case you are asked to pay the $500.00 tuition deposit in August and a second deposit of $250.00 in February. The $750.00 will appear as a credit to your student account after you have started classes at the law school.
Yes. To evaluate your application, we will use your undergraduate grades and ACT or SAT score along with other criteria such as letters of recommendation, personal statement, evidence of leadership skills, commitment to service, and mission fit.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law joins a small group of law schools with similar programs. Other law schools with similar programs include the University of Minnesota, Northwestern and Georgetown.
The Tommie Law Early Admission Program (TLEAP) is a nonbinding program. You can choose to take the LSAT after gaining admission to the TLEAP; however, if you want the LSAT score considered as part of your application, you would need to withdraw from TLEAP and apply through the regular admission process.
You are not eligible to apply for admission through the Tommie Law Early Admission Program but can apply through the regular application process. Please visit our web site at www.stthomas.edu/law for more information on the application requirements.
Yes. The Board of Law Examiners does not require an LSAT score.
No. We do not require a minimum undergraduat GPA or test score. These are just two factors that are used in evaluating your application to UST Law.
You do not need to request an official transcript. By submitting a certified application for admission, you authorize our access to the ACT and/or SAT scores submitted as part of the undergraduate admissions process. It is understood that the score(s) will be used to evaluate the applicant for admission through the Tommie Law Early Admission Program. You also authorize the law school admissions office to review all academic records through the University information system.
You do not need to be in a specific program or major. We will consider applications from all undergraduate disciplines.
You are required to submit at least two letters of recommendation from St. Thomas faculty who are familiar with your academic work.
Your two recommendations from faculty at St. Thomas should be sent directly from the recommender through campus mail to the law school admissions office, MSL 124, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 651-962-4876.
Applicants are selected for interviews by the admissions committee. Not every applicant will be selected for an interview.
Each applicant to the Tommie Law Early Admission Program will be considered for admission and scholarship. Scholarship recipients are informed of any scholarship award in their decision letter.
You will be required to pay a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $500 by August 15 and a second deposit in February of $250 to hold your seat in the fall entering class.
Yes. The Tommie Law Early Admission Program is nonbinding. Other law schools will require that you take the LSAT and register through LSAC for the JDCAS (LSDAS) service.
Admitted applicants will be asked to complete an enrollment agreement form but your decision to enroll is nonbinding.
14 students enrolled at the School of Law through the Tommie Law Early Admission program:
Average Age: 22
Minority Enrollment: 21%
22 students applied through the Tommie Law Early Admission program and 16 were admitted. 15 students enrolled at the School of Law in fall 2012:
Average Age: 22
Minority Enrollment: 33%
22 students applied through the Tommie Law Early Admission program and 19 were admitted. 15 students enrolled at the School of Law in fall 2013:
Average Age: 21
Minority Enrollment: 0%
14 students applied through the Tommie Law Early Admission program and 14 were admitted. 12 students enrolled at the School of Law in fall 2014:
Average Age: 22
Minority Enrollment: 8.3%
11 students applied through the Tommie Law Early Admission program and 11 were admitted. 11 students have indicated an intent to enroll at the School of Law in fall 2015:
Average Age: 21
Minority Enrollment: 9%