Applications for Fall 2023 admission will be accepted from September 1, 2022 through July 15, 2023.  We look forward to receiving your application.

We employ a rolling admissions process.  Applications are reviewed and admissions offers extended throughout the admissions cycle, including in the summer.

The application process is free of charge. 

Elon Law only accepts applications submitted through the Law School Admission Council.

Please call the LSAC Help Desk at (215) 968-1393 in the event you encounter any technical difficulties using the online application service.

General Application Procedures

The Law School enrolls first-year students only in August.

To be considered for admission, all applicants (regular decision or early decision) must follow this procedure:

  • Application and Fee The applicant must submit a law school application along with the $50.00 application fee. This fee is not refundable and is not credited toward other fees in the event of admission. (This fee may be waived at the discretion of the administration).
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Each applicant must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). A Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report will be requested by the Law School. The results of a test taken more than five years before the date for which the applicant seeks admission will not be considered in the absence of unusual circumstances. Applicants may contact LSAC at (215) 968-1001 or www.lsac.org. The Elon University School of Law LSAC code number is 5500.
  • LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Each applicant must register with CAS, so that Elon Law will receive a current Law School Report. It is the applicant’s responsibility to meet all of LSAC’s requirements and to ensure Elon Law receives a completed CAS report.
  • Resumé Applicants who have a resumé should include it with their application. Even if a resumé is submitted, the applicant must still respond to all questions on the application.
  • Letters of Recommendation The applicant must provide at least two (2) letters of recommendation. These letters should be forwarded to CAS, which will then forward them to the Law School. A letter may be sent directly from a recommender to the Law School when it addresses an applicant’s fitness for Elon’s particular program.
  • Interview The law school conducts interviews of candidates who are competitive for admission. This is part of the school’s holistic approach to evaluating candidates and allows the candidate and law school to learn more about each other than brochures, web sites, or application documents can reveal. Applicants who are invited for an interview will meet with a faculty member or administrator. In-person visits to the law school are preferred, as they allow the applicant to tour the facility with a student admissions ambassador, speak with current students, sit in a class, and gain a true sense of the Elon Law community. Recognizing that many applicants are located in other states, the Law School also offers telephone and Zoom interviews. Every applicant who is ultimately admitted will have an interview, though every applicant will not necessarily be invited for an interview. All applicants and prospective students, whether invited for an interview or not, are welcome to visit the law school to speak to an admissions professional or student ambassador.

An applicant who has been academically dismissed from a law school must wait at least one year following that dismissal to apply for admission to Elon Law.

The application and supporting materials should be submitted through LSAC. Additional application materials or addenda specific to Elon Law may be submitted to the Elon Law Admissions Office, 201 North Greene Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401. Requests for more information and questions should also be directed to this office. lawadmissions@elon.edu, 336-279-9200

The Law School will attempt to notify an applicant if a required item is missing from the application file. However, the applicant remains ultimately responsible for ensuring that the application file is completed in a timely manner.

Elon Law applicants are under a continuing obligation after the submission of their application to notify the Law School of any changes in the information provided in their application responses.  See the Character & Fitness Requirements for more information.

Applicants should retain copies of their law school applications since many state boards of law examiners request copies of applications in connection with taking a state bar exam.

All materials submitted in support of an application become the property of the Law School.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at 336-279-9229, 888-ELON-LAW, or lawadmissions@elon.edu. We appreciate your interest in Elon Law and look forward to reviewing your application.


Elon University, including Elon University School of Law, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Students with documented disabilities may request in writing reasonable special services and accommodations. Questions should be directed to Ms. Susan Wise, disability services coordinator, Duke 108H, (336) 278-6500. The university’s Section 504 coordinator for students and Title IX coordinator is Ms. Jana Lynn Patterson, Ellington Health Center 104E on South O’Kelly Avenue in Elon, (336) 278-7200. The university’s Section 504 coordinator for applicants and current employees is Mr. John Lew, 314 W. Haggard Ave., (336) 278-5560. In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, complete information regarding campus security policies and programs and campus crime statistics is available upon request from the Director of University Relations, 2030 Campus Box. Information regarding completion and graduation rates may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or at www.elon.edu/research.