Transfer Admission

Procedure

A student in good standing, enrolled in an accredited law school, who wishes to apply as a transfer student must submit the following information:

  1. A complete application with the $50 application fee (nonrefundable). The deadline to apply for admission with advanced standing is July 1.
  2. A petition setting out the reasons underlying the request to transfer must be submitted along with any additional supporting documents. Transfer applicants are encouraged to submit a personal resumé in addition to this information.
  3. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation, but the Law Center will accept up to three. The letters should be from law professors who have taught you and have personal knowledge of your academic abilities and aptitude for the study of law.
  4. Applicants must request that official transcripts of all work (undergraduate, graduate, and law) undertaken be sent directly to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) of LSAC. 
  5. Applicants must have a current LSAT record (LSAT scores more than five years old will not be considered).
  6. A letter of good academic standing which includes the applicant’s class rank, must be submitted from each law school attended.

Requirements

The LSU Law Center accepts transfer applications from students that have satisfactorily completed the full first year curriculum at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.  The Law Center reserves the right to refuse credit, in whole or in part, and to withdraw credit for previously completed courses. Transfer students must provide a statement from the dean of the current law school certifying that the applicant is in good standing and eligible for continued enrollment at that school. Petitions for admission with advanced standing are considered by the Admissions Committee. Prospective transfer students who are denied admission are encouraged to apply as nonmatriculating students, as admission as a nonmatriculating student is partly based on approval by the student’s dean. Students are not admitted with advanced standing for the summer term.

Transfer applicants should submit a completed application and the $50 application fee by June 1. A petition stating the reasons underlying the transfer request and letters of recommendation must be included with any additional supporting documents. Students may also include a resumé in addition to the requested information. Transfer applicants should request that official transcripts of all work (undergraduate, graduate, and law) be sent directly to the Credential Assembly Service  (CAS) of LSAC. A letter of good standing must be submitted from each law school attended. Applicants should also send a current LSAT score (LSAT scores more than five years old will not be considered). A copy of the LSAT report is also required.