JD Admissions

Students Speak

  • A highlight for me was volunteering to be a bailiff at the Susan B. McKay competition. I saw upperclassman compete orally in front of real lawyers and judges from our community. I was amazed at the professionalism and skill that the competitors showed.”
  • When I'm not in class, I can most likely be found in the library, it's the best place to study that I know. However if I'm not on campus, I'm usually spending time with friends or family around town, especially trying out the latest restaurants!”
  • I love that I feel at home on campus. The faculty, administration, staff, and students create an inviting, peaceful environment. Everyone is dedicated to your success. I also get to see rainbows on a weekly basis, don’t need to wear a coat and boots durin”
  • I was under the impression that law school was a ruthless numbers game, but I've seen for myself that even lawyers 40+ years out from Richardson will stop each other on the streets in downtown to reminisce about their time in school.”
  • What surprised you most about UH Law? How hard one has to work. You can't roll out of bed and get a B here.”
  • The UH Law community exemplifies the Hawaiian word “ohana.” Students, faculty, and other staff are very friendly and welcoming. There is no aggressive competition between the students, and the professors are welcoming and accessible.”
  • What do you wish someone had told you before you started law school? Read what you want to before you go to law school.”
  • There are a lot of fun events, panels, and speakers. These events help you learn more about the law profession and also help you get to know your classmates. While you will need time to study, make some time for these events too.””
  • After reading about law school, I was expecting the professors to publically humiliate the students with the socratic method but it turns out they are quite friendly and even humorous at times.”
  • It's the total package for me. I am able to attend law school at home, be around my family and friends, watch my nephew grow, dance hula, and be a part of a really special community at Richardson.”

Deadlines

Financial Aid Application
As Soon As Possible
File the FAFSA (School Code 001610)  as soon as possible.  It became available on January 1, 2014. Need-based scholarships are awarded based upon eligibility and order of FAFSA received. You may indicate "will file" on tax-related questions and then update this information after you file your taxes. To add our school code to an existing FAFSA, click "Add a school" under "Returning User?". The priority deadline is March 1.

First-Year JD Application (Fall 2014)
As Soon As Possible
We will consider applications submitted after our February 1 priority deadline -- and scores from the February 2014 and June 2014 LSATs --as long as space remains in the class.
The Law School may exclude from consideration any application submitted after February 1 or any application that is incomplete on February 1. 

Transfer & Visiting JD Application (Fall 2014)
May 1, 2014