Transfer Credit Policy

The Associate Dean will grant credit to an applicant accepted for transfer toward the J.D. degree of this school for courses taken at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school in which the applicant received graded credit with a grade at or above the grade point average necessary to remain in good standing at the school where the course was offered. The amount of transfer credit granted for any such course will not exceed the semester hour credit (or equivalent) earned at the school where the course was taken.Ā  The Associate Dean may deny or reduce transfer credit in the following circumstances:

  1. Transfer credit may be denied for courses in subjects not comparable to courses offered at this school and not considered to be of substantial value as preparation for entry into the legal profession in common law jurisdictions;
  2. Transfer credit granted for any course taken at another law school may be limited to such number of semester hours as are granted for a comparable course offered at this school, or, in the case of a course not comparable to any course offered at this school, to such number of semester hours as the Associate Dean deems appropriate;
  3. Transfer credit granted for courses successfully completed at an Association of American Law Schools (AALS) member law school is limited to 45 hours;
  4. Transfer credit granted for courses successfully completed at a non-AALS member law school is limited to 30 hours;
  5. Transfer credit will ordinarily be denied for credit earned more than three years prior to the date of admission to this school; and

Credit hours granted for study at a state-accredited law school may not exceed one-third of the total required by this school for its J.D. degree.