Transfer Student Information

The admissions committee considers for admission students who wish to transfer to the William S. Boyd School of Law after having completed a minimum of one year of legal study at an ABA-accredited law school.

Applicants must submit:

  1. a completed application form;
  2. a $50 non-refundable application fee;
  3. a personal statement no longer than three typewritten pages, which should include some discussion of why the applicant wishes to transfer to the Boyd School of Law;
  4. a resume;
  5. a CAS report containing a transcript summary and a record of LSAT scores;
  6. a letter of good standing from the law school at which the applicant has studied, including class rank (if available);
  7. an official law school transcript; and
  8. at least one (up to four) letter of recommendation from a law school professor.

The admissions committee will assess transfer applicants using the same criteria as those used in assessing first-year applicants, as well as the applicant's performance in law school courses and the quality of the law school at which the applicant has studied. The Boyd School of Law will permit a maximum of 42 hours of law course work to be transferred for credit toward its Juris Doctor degree. Transfer credit will be subject to the approval of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and will be given only for law courses in which the applicant attained a grade of C (or the numerical equivalent) or better. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 47 credit hours at the Boyd School of Law.

Transfer Application Deadlines:
Fall: April 1st - July 1st (note: we understand that some law schools are experiencing slow grading and transcript processing in the summer of 2021. While we encourage you to get your application in as close to July 1 as possible, we will be accepting transfer applications through August 1, 2021, for Fall 2021 admission)
Spring: October 1st - December 1st

Applicants offered transfer admission will be asked to complete a Transfer Credit Approval form.