International Applicants

A world-class legal education.

Creighton University School of Law’s reputation for excellence attracts international applicants from across the world. Our international students come from places like Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Zambia and China. Why Creighton Law? Because of our prestige, our small class sizes, our accessible professors, and our accommodating and welcoming community. Creighton is located in Omaha, Nebraska, in the middle of the United States.

Support for International Students

By its nature, Creighton School of Law is supportive. While some law schools might be fiercely competitive, Creighton offers a collaborative environment in which student success is first and foremost. You will get to know other students through student organizations, including the International Law Society (ILS). The Global Engagement Office at Creighton University is also available to you, offering assistance, information, advice and services.

Applying to Creighton School of Law

International applicants who apply to Creighton School of Law follow the same process as applicants in the United States. A few additional details are outlined below. 

Credit Transfers

Creighton Law School may admit a student and grant credit for courses completed at a law school outside the United States if Creighton Law School would have granted credit towards satisfaction of J.D. requirements if earned at Creighton Law School. In this circumstance, Creighton Law School may award a J.D. degree to a student who successfully completes a course of study that satisfies the requirements of Standard 311 and that meets all of the school’s requirements for the awarding of the J.D. degree. Credit hours granted pursuant to this policy shall not, individually or in combination, exceed one-third of the total required by Creighton Law School for its JD degree.

Transcripts

Creighton University School of Law requires that your foreign transcripts be submitted through the LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service (JD CAS). If you completed any postsecondary work outside the U.S. (including its territories) or Canada, you must use this service for the evaluation of your foreign transcripts. The exception is if you completed the foreign work through a study abroad, consortium or exchange program sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript.

The cost of this service is included in the LSDAS subscription fee. A Foreign Credential Evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), which will be incorporated into your LSDAS law school report.  Questions can be directed to LSAC at 215.968.1001, or LSACINFO [at] LSAC [dot] org

Immigration

International applicants must verify that they have the financial resources to cover their expenses during graduate study at Creighton University, as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Students needing a visa will work directly with our International Student & Scholar Services office (ISSS)

TOEFL

If you received your undergraduate degree from an institution outside of the United States, you must take the TOEFL and have that score submitted to LSAC.  You must request that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send their scores directly to LSAC. LSAC’s designated institution code for the Credential Assembly Service’s authentication and evaluation feature is 8395. An updated CAS report will be provided as necessary when a TOEFL score has been received by LSAC.