What we look for in our applicants
UMass Law seeks students with varied backgrounds and experiences. We do not favor any particular pre-law course of study.
During the admissions process, we evaluate you as an individual to assure that your abilities and potential are truly recognized. Since we believe that our future students are more than a set of numbers, we admit students based upon a thorough evaluation of all factors in your file.
We give careful consideration to your:
- professional experience
- volunteer or community service
- unusual achievements
- special circumstances
- economic hardship
- undergraduate degree
- undergraduate school
- graduate degree
- graduate school
- grade trends
Who we accept
Applicants selected for admission bring many attributes to UMass Law, such as: