Transferring Applicants

Shepard Broad Law Center considers transfer applications from candidates who have completed at least one academic year at a law school approved by the American Bar Association. Candidates for full-time status must have completed at least 27 semester hours of credit and candidates for part-time status must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of credit. Transfer applicants must have received a baccalaureate degree prior to beginning law study.

There is no GPA or class rank in law school that assures transfer admission; the admissions committee wishes to see a law school record that evidences academic excellence. Seats for transfer students are limited and the number varies from year-to-year.

Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2014 - November 15th, 2013
  • Summer 2014 - April 1, 2014
  • Fall 2014 - July 15, 2014

Application files should be completed at least one month prior to the start of the semester for which admission is sought.

Transfer Application Checklist

  • Completed application for admission submitted online only through the LSAC Electronic Application Service, including nonrefundable $53 application fee paid by credit card on the LSAC site, www.LSAC.org.
  • Letter from law school dean stating you are in good academic standing and eligible to return.
  • Official law school transcript, sent directly from issuing school, indicating complete courses and grades for at least the first academic year of law study.
  • Copy of the CAS report.
  • Personal statement/essay indicating reasons for seeking transfer.

Advanced Standing

A transfer student may receive up to 30 semester hours of credit as advanced standing toward the residency requirement. Advanced standing will not be assigned for any course with a grade below C. Grades received elsewhere are only considered for admission purposes and will not be taken into account for other purposes at Shepard Broad Law Center.

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