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Virginia Administrative Code
7/25/2021

Part III. Application Procedures

18VAC35-20-60. Applicants.

Every applicant for enrollment in the program shall:

1. Complete the appropriate forms and file them with the board on or before the filing deadlines, which shall be October 1 for applicants desiring to begin study on the following January 1, and April 1 for applicants desiring to begin study on July 1;

2. Submit a transcript, certified by the institution, which shows all undergraduate and graduate course work, and the grades received, the date a bachelor's degree was awarded, and the subject in which it was granted;

3. Provide such evidence as the board may require to prove that the applicant is a person of honest demeanor and good moral character and possesses the requisite fitness to practice law;

4. At the request of the board, provide the applicant's official scoring record on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) taken within one year of the application for enrollment, showing a score acceptable for admission to an approved law school in Virginia;

5. Designate the month (either January or July) in which the applicant plans to begin the program if the application is approved;

6. Attach the required supervising attorney's statement;

7. Pay a nonrefundable fee of $500; and

8. Appear for an interview, provide any additional information or proof, or cooperate in any investigation, as may be directed by the board.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 3.1, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-70. Notification.

The board will notify an applicant of acceptance or rejection of the application for enrollment. If accepted, then notification will specify the month the reader is authorized to begin the program. All programs shall begin on either the first day of January or the first day of July, as specified in the notice.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 3.2, eff. March 1, 1993.

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