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Who is a transfer student?
A transfer student is one who has completed some course work at another law school. Transfers become UALR degree candidates. Transfers must complete at least 45 credit hours at UALR and must satisfy all of our academic requirements. If you have completed more than 45 credit hours at another law school, you should consider applying as a visiting student.
To be eligible to transfer to UALR you must retain good standing and you must have satisfactorily completed at least 20 credit hours at either an ABA approved law school or a state-accredited law school. Applicants from state-accredited schools must be ranked in the top 15 percent of their class.
Completing your application
In order to submit a completed application, prospective visiting students should:
- Submit a completed Applicant Information Form
- Submit a letter that explains why you want to be a visiting student at UALR
- Request an official transcript from the law school you last attended. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts will be required if you are admitted.
- Request that your law school send us a photocopy of your LSDAS report along with a letter stating all of the following:
- you are in good standing
- you are eligible to continue your studies at that school
- your class rank
Transfer students are admitted based on academic record, need to transfer, and available space. Deadlines for admission are:
- Fall: August 1
- Spring: Dec. 1
- Summer: May 1
After you are accepted
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will decide whether and how much credit to give for courses you have already taken at your law school.
Special instructions for visiting applicants from state-accredited law schools
In addition to the above, you must also send us:
- A letter from the schoolâ€™s dean or associate dean stating that your studies were â€śin residenceâ€ť as provided in ABA Standard 304 or qualify for credit under ABA Standard 305
- Copies of:
- the schoolâ€™s most recent catalog
- the schoolâ€™s required curriculum
- the official course descriptions
- the syllabus for every completed course