JD candidates who have successfully completed no more than three full-time or four part-time semesters of course work at another law school may apply for admission to the J. Reuben Clark Law School as a transfer student.
A transfer applicant’s current class standing is the primary consideration in assessing transfer applications. Performance in the top third of a similarly ranked law school is a positive consideration while performance in the bottom half is likely to result in denial of admission. The scholastic reputation of the law school the applicant has attended will factor into this general rule.
Acceptance of credits earned at another law school is at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs and all transfer credits will appear on the student’s BYU Law Progress Report as a pass.
Completed applications are due June 30, 2021.
Applications can be supplemented after this date as necessary to provide final grades from the student’s current institution.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the application deadline is June 30, 2021, we consider applications on a rolling basis and encourage prospective transfer students to apply as soon as possible.
JD candidates who have completed at least two full-time or three part-time semesters of course work at another law school may apply to be a visiting student. A visit may last no more than 2 semesters, and credits earned at the J. Reuben Clark Law School as a visiting student will be transferred back to the student’s home law school to be applied toward that school’s graduation requirements.
Visiting student applications for the 2021 Winter Semester must be completed by November 6, 2020. Visiting Student applications for the 2021 Fall Semester must be completed by June 30, 2021.