Quinnipiac University Law

JD/MERL (Master of Energy Regulation and Law) Admissions

We make our admissions process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Law are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the dual-degree program, students first must be admitted to Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Application Timeline

Once admitted to Quinnipiac, JD students interested in enrolling in the MERL program can apply to the Vermont Law MERL program during their first year of law school at Quinnipiac.

The MERL application deadline is March 15 of the law student's first year.

Important note: Before starting the MERL application process, students should contact the associate dean for academic affairs at Quinnipiac School of Law. View the School of Law faculty and staff

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At Quinnipiac University School of Law, our focus is on educating the whole lawyer. We empower you to retain your personal values and sense of self while teaching you to be skilled, knowledgeable, and ethical practitioners of the law. Quinnipiac Law has a responsibility to educate lawyers who will serve the legal needs of all members of society. With this responsibility in mind, we enroll students whose lived experience suggests that they have the capacity to make a substantial contribution to the learning environment of the law school and to distinguish themselves in serving the community through the practice of law, policy improvement, government service, legal scholarship, or other law-related activities. We aspire to educate lawyers who are interested in improving access to quality representation and justice. 
While past academic performance and LSAT scores are important aspects of an application, we also consider additional factors including (but not limited to): letters of recommendation; the clarity and quality of writing (throughout the entire application); advanced degrees; employment history; commitment to community service; experience navigating social, educational, physical, or economic challenges; moral character; academic growth and improving grades; rigor of undergraduate curriculum; extracurricular activities; distinctions/honors achieved; and life experience.