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Transfer and Visiting Students

Transfer and Visiting Students

Emory Law values the contributions of our transfer and visiting students, and would be honored to have you join the ranks of our mutually supportive, diverse, and high-achieving students.

Transfer students may apply after the completion of your first year; visiting students are invited to join us during the third year of law school.

The Spring 2023 transfer application is now open. The deadline to submit a Spring 2023 transfer application, Early Decision or Regular Decision, is December 15, 2022.

Transfer Applicants

Admission decisions are made as soon as possible after completion of each application including receipt of a law school transcript listing final grades from full first year of law school and class rank. All admitted transfer students will be required to submit a $1,250 non-refundable deposit by the deadline indicated in their decision letter.

How to Apply

Students in good standing at other accredited law schools (ABA-AALS) may transfer to Emory Law after their first year. We review applications holistically, taking all components into consideration.

Applicant Checklist

  1. Due to COVID-19, Emory University School of Law, along with many other law schools, shifted to a mandatory pass/fail grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester. Please provide your current law school’s grading policy and how a “Pass” will be determined if applicable. (i.e. P=C or higher, P=D or higher, etc.)
  2. Application fee paid via LSAC
  3. Application for Admission via LSAC (including self-disclosure of class rank)
  4. One Letter of Recommendation from a First-Year Law School Professor sent through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (applicants may choose to submit one additional letter of recommendation as well)
  5. Personal statement via LSAC
  6. Resume or statement of activities via LSAC
  7. First semester law school transcript sent directly to Emory University School of Law, Office of Admission
    1. Digitally from your law registrar or through an online transcript delivery service: jdadmission@emory.edu
    2. Physically: Emory University School of Law Office of Admission, 1301 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
  8. Emory Law will review applicants after one semester of law school grades and rank. Rank must be present on the first semester transcript, verified by your registrar, or illustrated by an official document listing GPA and rank percentiles. 
    1. If your university does not rank until after the spring, or if your university does not rank its class at all, submit documentation from your registrar or your student handbook outlining this policy.
    2. The admission committee may hold your application until the full year of academic grades and rank are available.
    3. A transcript indicating your second semester grades and rank should be sent as soon as it is available.
  9. Dean's Certification Letter (not required until after admission) indicating that you are in good standing and eligible to return for the next term and that your class rank is consistent with your application self-disclosure. The letter should be sent directly to Emory University School of Law, Office of Admission, 1301 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Guidelines

  • Emory Law will review applicants after one semester of law school grades and rank. The admission committee may defer a decision until the full year of academic grades and rank are available.
  • Part-time students must complete the equivalent of a full-time first year curriculum at their institutions.
  • Students ineligible for readmission to another law school may not transfer to Emory.
  • No credit is awarded for law coursework completed with a grade lower than a C or its equivalent.
  • Transfer students will be credited with acceptable hours earned elsewhere.
  • You may graduate after successfully completing four full semesters of residence and 90 semester hours, at least 58 of which have been completed at Emory.
  • Once you have paid your deposit and committed to Emory Law, you may start to use the Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy immediately.
  • Transfer students are not eligible for scholarship assistance in the first year of enrollment at Emory Law.
  • Transfer students are not eligible to study abroad.
  • For law school courses that offer the choice of “A-F” or “Pass/Fail,” transfer students must enroll in the “graded” option. (Classes that are exclusively offered “Pass/Fail” are acceptable.)
  • Transfer students are not eligible to enroll in classes outside Emory Law School.

Visiting Students

Emory Law offers third-year law students the unique opportunity to attend a top-tier, internationally acclaimed law school as a visiting student. The application process is effortless, and there’s no application fee.

Requirements

Any third-year law student in good standing at a fully accredited (ABA-AALS) law school may attend Emory Law as a visiting student. Admission is on a space-available basis.

  1. Email the Office of Admission to express your interest.
  2. Provide certification of good standing at your own law school and a copy of the first page of your CAS Report.
  3. Course selection(s) must be approved by your law school dean.
  4. Provide a current law school transcript. The transcript can be sent via e-mail, fax, or mail. 

Note: Emory Law’s policy of anonymous exam grading means that visiting students’ exams are not graded separately from the rest of the class, which may conflict with some law schools’ required grade information deadlines.

Deadlines

Guest applications: August 1 for the Fall semester and December 10 for the Spring semester.


Questions

Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions.

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