Announcements

Free Practice LSAT

Spring 2021 Dates:

  • Friday, January 29, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Martin Hall 130)
    • Online registration will open January 12 and will close January 27.
      • We will offer the free, practice LSAT on Friday, January 29 at 1:00 pm in digital format.  

        You will need to provide your own device for the four-part exam. Each section is timed at 35 minutes. If you do not have access to a device, then please let us know this no later than January 25th.   

        You will need to log into Law Hub or have your free LSAC account established prior to the January 29th exam. Creating this account is free and does not obligate you to anything. 

        It is best to have your free LSAC account established prior to January 29th exam and be sure to remember or document your user name and password for the day of the practice exam.

        We think offering the digital exam in a proctored environment will be very advantageous to you, so please take advantage of this opportunity. The official LSAT is now given in digital format only. However, we will also provide the paper version of the practice test.

        Dr. Owens will be available to talk about the LSAT, preparing and applying for law school, and other questions or concerns you might have immediately following the January 29th exam.   

  • Friday, March 5, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Martin Hall 130)
    • Online registration will open February 15 and will close March 3.

Law School Fairs

Stay tuned for Spring 2021 dates!

  • Wednesday, January 13, 1-6pm: SAPLA Tour of the South. Invite your students to participate in our virtual tour of the SAPLA region’s law schools. Hear answers to questions about the 2021 law school application cycle. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, February 25, 5-8 pm: SAPLA Diversity Law Symposium. Send your students of diverse backgrounds to this informative virtual symposium where they’ll receive great pointers on preparing for law school. Click here to register.

Spring Open House/Campus Visits

Cumberland School of Law

Spring Open House - Friday, February 19

Cumberland Law School will host a Spring Open House on their campus with limited numbers so we can follow COVID protocols and social distancing. Students may register by going to their web page: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/visit.

Campus Visits - Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Central Time

Students may set up an on-campus visit by calling the Law Admission Office (205-726-2702). They will be able to take a tour of the law school with a current student ambassador and meet with an admission counselor to have their questions answered. They will provide students with a pre-recorded first-year law class video to watch. Samford takes COVID seriously and is observing strict COVID protocols, so students can feel comfortable coming to campus.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Cumberland School of Law, please feel free to reach out to admissions at lawadm@samford.edu or 205-726-2702!


2021 Official LSAT Dates

  • January 16, 2021 (LSAT-Flex)

  • February 20, 2021 (LSAT-Flex)

  • April 10, 2021 (LSAT-Flex)


Law School Visits

Law School Admissions representatives will present an overview of requirements for law school each fall semester.


Judge Buttram Scholarship in Pre-Law

Eligibility
A junior or senior who has maintained a 3.25 overall GPA in his or her undergraduate studies with a 3.5 GPA in his or her field of major study which includes: political science, history, psychology, English, business, criminal justice, and sociology.
Priority is given to students applying to an ABA accredited law school.  Applicants for this scholarship are required to sit for the official LSAT in order to be considered for the scholarship.  Students generally sit for the official LSAT in the summer following the completion of their junior year since students will apply to law school(s) in the fall of their senior year.  The scholarship committee will review the applications following the release of the July LSAT scores.  Official LSAT scores are viewable to the JSU Pre-law Advisor.  If no student meets the requirements for the fall scholarship award, then the scholarship committee will review the fall official LSAT scores in November to award for the spring semester.
 
If the recipient plans to graduate in the fall semester, the scholarship office will award the scholarship amount for the fall semester and there will be no recipient for the spring.
 
If the recipient plans to graduate in the spring semester, the scholarship office will award the scholarship amount in the fall and the scholarship amount in the spring to the chosen recipient.
 
The scholarship amount varies each year.
 
Students should begin taking the free, practice LSAT administered by JSU during their freshmen year in order to properly prepare for the official LSAT.  Information on preparing for the LSAT and applying to law school is available from the office of Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs (USSP) in 107 Martin Hall or by visiting the Pre-Law web page.
You must apply for the scholarship online. For additional information, contact Dr. Lori Owens in Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs at 256-782-8269 or Dr. Dean Buttram in Criminal Justice at 256-782-8179. The application process will open on October 1, and close on February 1.

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