Transfer And Advanced Standing Admission

Transfer Admission

Transfer applicants must present evidence of eligibility required of entering students the year in which they began the study of law. They also must present evidence of above-average academic study in their prior law record. Documents which must be submitted to the Office of Admissions through the LSAC prior to evaluation for transfer are:

  • Transfer application
  • Personal statement
  • CAS report
  • Letter of good standing and class ranking
  • Law school transcript (full 1st year of grades required)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Statement explaining desire to transfer

Grades below a 'C' will not be considered for transfer.

Advanced Standing Admission

The advanced standing J.D. program offers students, who have already received their law degree and practiced in another country, the opportunity of earning a U.S. law degree in less than three years.  After transcript review, up to 30 credit hours of advanced standing may be awarded toward a J.D. from Loyola for a student that obtained a law degree and practiced outside the United States.  Applicants for advanced standing admission must generally follow the same application procedure as an applicant for initial admission. Application requirements are as follows:

  • Paper application (request through the Office of Admissions)
  • TOEFL score 
  • Personal statement
  • Law school transcript (must be translated and submitted through a credential evaluation service)
  • Undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume

**A student that has attended a non-ABA school and has practiced in the legal field, may also apply for advanced standing, should they desire to obtain a J.D. from an ABA-accredited school. Applicants must contact the Office of Admissions to obtain a paper application and further instruction.**



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