We welcome students from other law schools to join the Rutgers Law community as a transfer student or visiting student. Transfer and visiting students must apply.

The Rutgers Law School culture is one of inclusion and accessibility.

Students in good standing with one full year of law studies at an ABA-accredited institution may apply for admission for the fall semester when the application opens on LSAC's website in the spring.

Courses completed with a grade of C or better are transferable and a maximum of 41 credits may be transferred. Classes taken the summer prior to starting at Rutgers Law may not be transferrable.

Students who have completed two full semesters of law school and wish to transfer mid-year should contact the Admissions office at admissions@law.rutgers.edu for more information.

Transfer Admission

The application to transfer becomes available on the Law School Admissions Council website each spring. Transfer applicants must submit:

  • an official transcript showing all grades from 1L year
  • a letter from the applicant's previous institution that certifies the candidate's good academic standing and eligibility to continue in the legal education program, including class rank if applicable
  • a letter of recommendation from one of your law professors
  • a personal statement that mentions the reason for transferring
  • a professional resume

Visiting Information

Upperclassmen students at other ABA-accredited law schools may apply as visiting students for no more than one academic year's credit to transfer back to their degree-granting law school.

Visiting applicants must submit to their preferred campus:

  • the application for visiting students
  • Official law school transcript with all courses completed to date
  • Letter of permission to visit from your academic dean which states you have permissions to visit, your law school will accept our courses for credit and any requirements you must fulfill
  • A personal statement that includes your reasons for requesting to visits