How to Apply

Dickinson Law awards both the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. Our reimagined J.D. program merges theory, doctrine, and experiential learning to produce practice-ready lawyers. Our LL.M. program gives students and lawyers trained outside of the U.S. a high-level understanding of the American legal system.

Decisions are made on a rolling basis. The Admissions team reviews completed applications on an ongoing basis. Although the Admissions Committee attempts to notify candidates whose files are incomplete, it is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to ensure timely completion of his or her application.

A student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school may apply to complete their final two years of legal education at Penn State's Dickinson Law. To earn a J.D. from Dickinson Law, a transfer student must attend the Law School for at least four of the six semesters for which residence credit is claimed and earn at least 56 credits from Dickinson Law. A total of 88 credits are required to earn a J.D. from Penn State's Dickinson Law.