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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 fee. There are two ways to obtain a fee waiver:
1. If you have already received a fee waiver through the Law School Admission Council, then complete your application online through LSAC and the fee will automatically be waived when you submit the application.
2. If you do not have the LSAC fee waiver, you can receive a Whittier Law School fee waiver by completing and submitting the form at this link.
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