Student Transfer Policy Revised

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The LSU Law Center faculty has voted to amend its long-standing policy on “Admission with Advanced Standing,” commonly known as the student transfer policy. The revised policy is now in effect.

The practical effect of the change is to open the opportunity of an LSU Law education to students who previously may not have been eligible for transfer to LSU Law. “The new policy recognizes that through actual performance at another law school, a student who is not admitted in the first year to LSU nevertheless may demonstrate strong promise of future success at the Law Center,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss. “We want to open our doors to students who can make this showing,” Weiss said.

The revised policy deletes two significant limitations that were applied in the past.  

Previous policy required: 1) that transfer students possess the admissions requirements applicable at the LSU Law Center for the year in which they first attended law school; and, 2) that applicants have completed at least 30 semester hours at a law school that has been both accredited by the American Bar Association and accepted as a member of the Association of American Law Schools.  

The revised policy deleted in its entirety the requirement that “a transfer student possess the admissions requirements applicable at the LSU Law Center for the year in which they first attended law school.”  

The revised policy also deleted the portion of the second requirement that mandated that the school from which the student is transferring be a member of the Association of American Law Schools.  Students still must have a minimum of 30 semester hours from a school accredited by the American Bar Association to be considered for transfer. 

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