If you are ready to apply for admission to Whittier Law School, you must submit your application online. Whittier Law School does not generally accept any paper applications unless you are applying through our Americans with Disabilities Act process (see below). By processing all applications electronically, potential errors are reduced and admission decisions can be made in a more expedient manner, allowing for a decision in 4 to 6 weeks.
If you are interested in applying for our Center for Children’s Rights, our Center for Intellectual Property or our Center for International and Comparative Law, please print and fill out the Supplemental Application and submit it to the Office of Admissions by email, fax (714.444.0250) or mail. Make sure you include a two or three paragraph addendum explaining why you are interested in being selected for the Center. That can be uploaded with the application or emailed directly to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
All application fees are due when the application is submitted through the LSAC website. The application fee for the J.D. program is $60.00.
If you have not yet paid your deposit, you can make your payment by clicking on the link below.
Whittier Law School recognizes that applying to law school can be a financial burden for some. Because of that, Whittier allows for a waiver of the application fees. There are two ways to obtain a fee waiver:
1. If you have already received a fee waiver through LSDAS, then you can mail, fax or scan and email us a copy of your LSDAS fee waiver letter. For faster processing, scanning the letter and attaching it to an email is preferred. Once received and verified, you will receive a fee waiver code via email. That code should be entered at the end of the online application process and then a fee waiver will be applied to your account.
2. If you do not have the LSDAS fee waiver, you can complete the Whittier Law School fee waiver form and submit it to us along with your supporting documentation (via mail, fax or email as noted above).
Whittier Law School fully complies with the Americans with Disability Act. If you have a disability that does not allow you to use the electronic application process, please contact the Office of Admissions at 714.444.4141 ext. 123 to discuss your individual needs. Below are the individual links to our paper applications for those with specific ADA needs whom cannot fully apply through the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) website:
Questions? Please call or email us and we can help you through this process.
Whittier Law School
Office of Admissions
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626