Political Science & Public Administration

Law Early Admission Program

The Law Early Admission Program (LEAP) allows Washburn undergraduates to apply, and if accepted, to enter Washburn’s law school during what would have been their last semester of undergraduate work.The program allows for the last fifteen credits of undergraduate work (elective credits) to be satisfied by the successful completion of the first fifteen credits of law school. The LEAP was primarily designed for incoming freshmen as it requires careful consultation with an advisor to make the credits work out right. However, theoretically, any enrolled Washburn student may apply for entry into LEAP if they can make the credit requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • an ACT score in the top quartile (28 or higher)
  • a high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4 point scale.
  • an application and an acceptance decision by the pre law coordinator

LEAP Completion Requirements

  • maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • take the free diagnostic LSAT each semester
  • complete all requirements for graduation (except for the remaining 15 credits to be completed with law school credits)


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Successful completion of the LEAP requires that all university, college and major requirements for graduation be met. Leaving fifteen credits of electives to be satisfied by first year law credits. Students contemplating the LEAP should also be aware of the ABA's requirement of demonstrated character and fitness to practice law. See the Program Eligibility for a description of the LEAP.

LEAP students will apply to our law school like any other applicant. Successful completion of LEAP does not guarantee admission to our law school. LEAP students should score at or above the median LSAT and GPA for the 1L class admitted to Washburn University School of Law in the prior Fall semester.