Direct Admissions Program

Jessica Levinson 2020
The Direct Admissions program is designed for Lions who wish to continue their LMU career at LLS. Professor Jessica Levinson, a dual-degree holder, draws on her education in her teaching, scholarship and media commentary, including her popular Passing Judgment legal podcast.

LMU Loyola Law School's Direct Admissions Program is a direct path for Loyola Marymount University (LMU) students to begin their legal education at LMU Loyola Law School (LLS)!

LMU undergraduates who meet the below criteria may apply for admission without taking the LSAT or GRE: 

  • 3.70+ cumulative GPA through at least six semesters of academic coursework and
  • SAT or ACT score at or above the 85th percentile (score received during undergraduate application process)

In addition to waiving the LSAT and the GRE, other benefits of the program include:

  • partnership with the university that encourages accomplished students to remain with the LMU community
  • expedited application process and priority consideration for admission
  • guaranteed scholarship funding.

Applications must be completed through LSAC and applicants must fulfill the other JD Application requirementsPlease make sure to submit your 2024 Direct Admissions Program Certification, so we can waive the LSAT requirement. The $65.00 application fee is waived for Loyola Marymount University students if requested via email at prior to submitting your application.

If you have further questions, please free to contact the Office of Admissions at