Applicants are considered on three main criteria: potential as lawyers, dedication to the field of law, and financial need.
Potential is assessed in a way that is somewhat typical of academic admissions processes: we look at your test scores and letters of recommendation from mentors, professors, and employers. That said, we give great weight to the so-called "soft" criteria rather than heavily considering "hard" numbers like GPA. We're interested in what you do outside of school, leadership, community engagement, and other passions.
Dedication to the field is about what you want to do with a law degree. Why are you interested in the program? What led you to seek this professional path in particular, and what do you want to do in your career? Your personal statement is the place to address this.
Financial need is outlined in the application packet. The program is designed to help low-income students, and particular consideration is given to first-generation college students.