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School of Law Admissions

Launching Legal Leaders Leaders

Welcome to the Admissions Office at the School of Law!

Our personal approach to your educational experience begins with your first contact with our office and continues through your campus visits and ongoing communications as you transition to being an official Golden Bear. We are happy to respond to your questions and connect you to the resources you need to successfully begin your studies.

Earn Your Degree at an Accredited Law School

Legal education presents a broad array of options for graduates. Whether you are interested in criminal law, family law, immigration law, transactional law, or a number of other specialties, you've come to the right place. Find out how our programs can set you up for a successful, fulfilling career in the law profession.

At WNE Law, we believe the best way to learn is through personalized education and immersive experiences that go beyond the classroom. With small class sizes, knowledgeable faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have the tools and individualized attention you need to develop a deep understanding of important legal concepts and theories. As you translate theory into real-world practice, you'll gain solid skills and professional experience that will set you apart from other graduates in your field.

Begin Your Journey at Western New England University School of Law

Join our learning community full of ambitious Golden Bears, determined to make their mark on the world.

Explore Our Academic Programs

Whether you're looking to earn your Juris Doctor or LLM, our flexible programs allow you to get the education you deserve, without sacrificing your time or goals. WNE Law offers full- and part-time programs, as well as a variety of dual degrees for you to choose from.

JD Program

Juris Doctor Program

Our diverse, tight-knit community is a big part of who we are, and why we attract individuals who are passionate about fighting for justice. Each year, WNE Law assembles a talented, interesting, and diverse class. We seek students who come from various life experiences, races and ethnicities, ages, academic and professional backgrounds, and geographical areas. Many of our learners are the first in their families to pursue higher education or law school. Now's the time to join us and begin the journey toward reaching your full potential.

All applicants are required to apply through All applicants are also required to submit an LSAT score. While numbers such as LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA are important factors, the Admissions Committee uses a holistic review process and also considers factors such as personal statements, letters of recommendation, résumés, and supplemental materials.

All admitted students will be evaluated for an academic merit scholarship. Scholarship awards range from $5,000 to full tuition and are non-conditional, meaning that they renew each year provided you remain in good academic standing.

Our application for fall 2024 will be available through on September 1, 2023 and will remain available until August 1, 2024. Our priority application deadline is March 15, 2024.

JD Admissions

Dual Degrees

LLM Program

Join the only live, interactive, online LLM in Elder Law and Estate Planning in the country! This program prepares you to advocate for elders and meet the growing demand for estate planning and taxation counseling resulting from the retirement of the baby boom generation—the largest transfer of wealth in U.S. history.

Taught live, not asynchronous, by leading experts, our program’s unique online delivery experience makes the LLM available to busy professionals nationwide who are looking to enhance their skills. The program can be completed on a part-time basis in just two or more years or a full-time basis in one year. You may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

Applicants for the LLM in Elder Law and Estate Planning must hold a JD from an ABA-accredited law school or be admitted to practice in any U.S. jurisdiction. The application process is entirely online and there is no fee to apply.

LLM Admissions

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Dual Degrees

What will you study? At WNE Law, you'll find a variety of dual degree programs to enhance your education and career opportunities. Through one of our dual degree programs, you'll save time and tuition as you pursue your academic goals.

  • JD/LLM in Elder Law and Estate Planning
  • JD/MBA
  • JD/MS in Accounting
  • JD/MS in Organizational Leadership
  • JD/MS in Sport Leadership and Coaching
  • JD/MS in Engineering Management
  • JD/Master of Social Work (in partnership with Springfield College)
  • JD/Master of Regional Planning (in partnership with UMass Amherst)

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3+3 Program

While pursuing a bachelor’s and a juris doctor degree separately typically takes seven years, through the accelerated 3+3 Law Bachelor/JD program, qualifying students can save a year of time and tuition at their undergraduate institution. The 3+3 Law program is available to Western New England students from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Business, as well as partner institutions. Through this program, you’ll begin taking JD courses in your senior year of college or university study. Your BS or BA is awarded after your fourth year of study. Your JD is awarded after two additional years of study.


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Valuable experience, generous scholarships, and dedicated faculty who double as mentors. At WNE Law, you'll discover a personalized education with degrees that go the distance. Learn more about all that our learning community has to offer.

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Western New England University School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Graduates are eligible to take the bar examination in any state.

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Center for Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice at WNE works to bridge the gap between the Law School and the local region to work toward a more just, equitable, and inclusive society.

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