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 an ABA-accredited institution may apply as a visiting student for the fall, spring, or summer term, to complete courses that will transfer back to their degree-granting institution.
Fall Semester – June 30
Spring Semester – November 30
(Visiting Applicants Only) Summer Semester – April 30
- LAW SCHOOL REPORT FROM LSAC – The LSAC school code for UDC Law is 5245.
- APPLICATION – Applicants must complete the UDC Law “Transfer or Visiting” specific application found on LSAC.org.
- PERSONAL STATEMENT (Transfer Applicants Only) – 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. Your Personal Statement must be included in the “Attachments” section of the online application.
- 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.
- 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.
- A RESUME (Transfer Applications Only) – Applicants must submit a properly formatted resume and must be included in the “Attachments” section of the online application.
- PERMISSION LETTER/COURSE APPROVAL (Visiting Applicants Only) – The permission letter must include (1) approval from your institution to complete courses at UDC Law, (2) verify the academic term for which you are approved, (3) which courses offered at UDC Law will be approved by your institution to meet degree requirements and must be included in the “Attachments” section of the online application. Learn more about our courses of study.
- STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC STANDING – Applicants must submit a letter of academic standing from the appropriate law school official and must be included in the “Attachments” section of the online application.
- CHARACTER AND FITNESS – All 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. Information for all relevant agencies is available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
- OPTIONAL ADDENDUM – 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.