Transfer Information – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Transfer Information

A.  Transfer Applicants

JD candidates who have successfully completed no more than three full-time or four part-time semesters of course work at another law school, who are academically eligible to continue as students in the school last attended, and who otherwise meet the J. Reuben Clark Law School’s high academic and ethical standards, may apply for admission to the J. Reuben Clark Law School with advanced standing.  Transfer determinations will be made, under the direction of the Dean, by the Assistant Dean of Admissions with the approval of the Faculty Admissions Committee.  Acceptance of credits earned at another law school is at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs. However, no credits will be accepted for courses taken at another law school unless the grade received is at least the equivalent of 2.2 at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, and there must be no duplication of credits.  The maximum amount of transferred credit to be applied toward graduation from the J. Reuben Clark Law School are: i) up to three full-time or 4 part-time semesters of credit successfully completed at an ABA-approved and AALS member school, and ii) up to two full-time or 2.6 part-time semesters of credit successfully completed at an ABA-approved school not a member of AALS.  Transfer credits will appear on the student’s BYU Law Progress Report as a pass.

B.  Visiting Student Applicants

JD candidates who have completed at least 2 full-time or 2.6 part-time semesters of course work at another law school and who meet the J. Reuben Clark Law School’s high academic and ethical standards 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 under the standards set forth by the other law school.  Visit determinations will be made, under the direction of the Dean, by the Assistant Dean of Admissions with the approval of the Faculty Admissions Committee.

C.  J. Reuben Clark Law Students Who Attend Another Law School As A Visiting Student

J. Reuben Clark Law J.D. candidates may choose to attend another law school in the United States as a visiting student after completing at least two full semesters of course work. Acceptance of credits earned at the other law school is at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs. However, no credits will be accepted for courses taken at another law school unless the grade received is at least the equivalent of 2.2 at the J. Reuben Clark law School, and there must be no duplication of credits. Maximum amounts of transferred credit to be applied toward graduation from the J. Reuben Clark Law School are: i) up to three full-time and four part-time semesters of credit earned at an ABA-approved and AALS member school, and ii) up to two full-time and 2.6 part-time semesters of credit earned at an ABA-approved school not a member of AALS.  Credits earned at another law school will appear on the student’s J. Reuben Clark Law School Progress Report as a pass.

D.  Individualized Foreign Law Study

Students may earn credit for individualized study at a foreign university in accordance with AALS and ABA rules.  See the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs for details.

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