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JD TRANSFER PROGRAM

The S.J. Quinney College of Law enrolls students seeking to transfer from other law schools. Students wishing to transfer from another law school for the purpose of obtaining a law degree from the University of Utah must satisfy the admission criteria elements (see below). The College of Law reserves the right to refuse credit for any course work completed at another law school and does not accept more than 30 hours of transfer credit.

Transfer applicants may participate in the Utah Law Review write-on competition held for 1L students after the spring semester. The Editorial Board of the Utah Law Review establishes the write on and rules for transfer students. Please contact the Utah Law Review at: https://www.utahlawreview.org/editorial-board, after April 15 for information on the write on competition.

NOTE: Participation in the competition does not impact the transfer admission decision.

2020-2021 Important Dates and Deadlines


January 3 Application Opens
July 15 Transfer Application Deadline

 

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JD Transfer Application Requirements


*Files will be processed if a valid LSAT score and LSAT writing sample are on file unless the candidate requests a hold on review.

Admissions Criteria


Students wishing to transfer from another law school for the purpose of obtaining a law degree from the University of Utah must:

  1. Be a student in good standing at an ABA-approved law school;
  2. Have completed the first-year full-time student curriculum without having begun the second year;
  3. Have an exceptional law school academic record; and
  4. Possess qualities that would add significantly to the educational experience of Utah law students.

The application and file completion deadline is July 15.  Files completed after the deadline will be considered only if circumstances allow.  It is your responsibility to make sure the application file is complete.

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