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Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year are now being accepted on the LSAC Web Site. 
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Apply Online: The NIU College of Law, in partnership with the Law School Admission Council, offers an online application.  For technical assistance with the online application form, contact the Law School Admission Council at (215) 968-1393.

NIU College of Law cares about the environment, so naturally, we have a paperless application process.  We strongly encourage all applicants to use the electronic application through the LSAC web site.  The LSAC Online Application is the preferred method of application. For viewing purposes only, we have made a pdf of the application available here.  Please do not submit a paper application.

Admission to the Bar:  Each state sets its own requirements for admission to the bar.  These requirements normally include character and fitness requirements as well as other requirements.  Applicants are advised to contact the state bar in the state in which they intend to practice for further information.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, status based on the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Further, the Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University provides for equal treatment regardless of political views or affiliation, and sexual orientation. Inquiries concerning application of Title IX, Section 504, and other statutes and regulations may be referred to the Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources Center, 1515 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115, telephone 815-753-1118. The College of Law believes that a diverse collegial environment best serves its educational and professional goals, and thus particularly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.