APPLICATION PROCESS FOR EARLY ADMISSION TO LAW SCHOOL
Once an ACHLS student has completed her first year at ACHLS (30 credits), and receives an overall GPA of 2.7 or better, she can, if she chooses, apply to and be accepted by MSL. This will enable her to combine her senior year at ACHLS with her first year at MSL. A Bachelor of Arts degree from ACHLS will be awarded after successful completion of her first year at MSL. The application process is as follows:
1. Application for Admission
The MSL application for admission should be completed, signed and submitted to the MSL Admissions Department. The application should be filled out in full; it includes prior higher education, work history, and community involvement. Application packets can be found on the web at www.mslaw.edu or in the back of the MSL catalog.
2. Personal Statement
Each applicant must submit a personal statement along with the MSL application. In addition to other pertinent information, the statement should tell why the applicant wishes to pursue a law degree.
3. Official Transcripts
Official transcripts from the ACHLS, all community colleges and four year undergraduate colleges must be submitted to MSL.
4. Application Fee
A nonrefundable $40.00 application fee (check or money order payable to MSL) must accompany the application.
5. Personal Interview
Each applicant will have a personal interview with an MSL Admission Officer. The interview will relate to the reasons why the applicant wishes to study law, the candidate’s seriousness and diligence, points that may not have been explained sufficiently on the application form, and any other matters that will assist the MSL Admissions Office in reviewing the student’s application.
At the time of the interview, the applicant will also take the writing test given to all applicants by MSL.