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Transfer and Visiting Applicants

Students who have completed one year of study and are in good academic standing at other law schools may apply to transfer to UDC Law for the fall or spring term. UDC Law may accept up to 45 credits to be transferred.

Current law students in good academic standing at other ABA-accredited institutions may be admitted to UDC Law as visiting students to complete courses that will transfer back to their degree-granting institutions.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – June 30
Spring Semester – November 30
(Visiting Applicants Only) Summer Semester – April 30

Admission Requirements

  • LAW SCHOOL REPORT FROM LSAC – The LSAC school code for UDC Law is 5245.
  • APPLICATION – Applicants must complete the UDC Law “Transfer and Visiting” specific application found on LSAC.org.
    • PERSONAL STATEMENT – Typed in a 12-point font, and no longer than two (2) pages. Tell your story focusing on your initial interest in practicing the law and your interest in UDC Law.
    • JUSTICE ESSAY (Transfer Applicants Only) – Your Justice Essay should be typed in a 12-point font, double-spaced, and no longer than two (2) pages. In your essay, describe how you have been engaged in the fight against injustice by sharing a significant experience or set of experiences that moved you to action. This essay allows you to provide the Admission Committee with insight on what issue(s) are important to you and how you have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing justice in the face of injustice. Your Justice Essay must be included in the "Attachments" section of the online application.
    • A RESUME - All applicants must submit a properly formatted resume.
    • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (Transfer Applicants Only) – Transfer applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a current law school faculty reviewing the applicants performance in the classroom.
    • STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC STANDING – Applicants must submit a letter of academic standing from the appropriate law school official.
      • Visiting Applicants: The letter of academic standing must include (1) approval from your institution to complete courses at UDC Law, (2) verify the academic term for which you are approved, and (3) which courses offered at UDC Law will be approved by your institution to meet degree requirements.
    • CHARACTER AND FITNESS – Applicants should be aware that a license to practice law requires admission to the bar. In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
    • OPTIONAL ADDENDUM – Applicants who would like to answer any questions the Admission Committee may have about their application should add an addendum. This includes brief informative explanations regarding poor grades or gaps in education, LSAT scores, and character and fitness concerns. All applicants are required to answer character and fitness questions on the application. It is your responsibility to fully and completely answer these questions. Should you answer “yes” to any of the character and fitness questions on the application, you will need to attach a detailed addendum.
    • APPLICATION FEE – The application fee is $40.00. This fee is non-refundable and not applied toward tuition and fees upon matriculation.

Transferring Credits Earned Prior to Admission

Our transfer of credit policy may be found in Section 4.6 of the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Student Handbook, Volume I.

 

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