A student who has successfully completed the first-year curriculum at another law school that was at the time of the student's study a member of the Association of American Law Schools or approved by the Section on Legal Education of the American Bar Association may apply for admission with advanced standing. Admission is selective. A student who has been excluded from or who is on probation at another school will not be admitted.
An applicant who has completed the first year at another law school may be admitted in any semester or session. Applications for transfer are reviewed for fall, spring, or summer admission.
Applications for fall admission must be postmarked by July 1 and all supporting documentation must be received by July 15. Applications for spring admission must be postmarked by December 1 and all supporting documentation must be received by December 15. Applications for summer admission must be postmarked by May 1 and all supporting documentation must be received by May 15.
Transfer applicants must complete the J.D. application. It must be supported by transcripts from all colleges and law schools previously attended. Good standing in the law school last attended must be established by a letter from the dean of that school. A copy of the CAS report and the student's class rank must be provided either by the applicant or the law school last attended. The application must be supported by two letters of recommendation and accompanied by a $75 nonrefundable application fee.
The amount of advanced credit given for work completed in another law school will be determined by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Credit for work completed at another law school transfers as pass/fail credit.
A transfer student may not qualify for a degree from the Dedman School of Law until the student satisfactorily completes at least 58 semester hours at the Dedman School of Law.
Incoming student scholarships are not available for transfer students.
Transfer students from outside the state of Texas are expected to file a Declaration of Intent to Study Law with the Texas Board of Legal Examiners (BLE) by October of the year in which they transfer if they intend to sit for the Texas Bar Exam upon graduation. Failure to file in a timely manner will result in increased fees due to the BLE upon filing. For more information, see the BLE website.