Library building on the left and Knight Hall to the right on a fall day.
Transfer Students

Under limited circumstances and to the extent that space is available, the UConn School of Law may admit a small number of transfer applicants each year. In deciding whether to grant admission, the school will consider, among other factors, the student's record of accomplishment at his or her law school, and the extent to which space is available. In addition to grades received in first year courses, class rank is an important indicator of first year academic success, and is considered along with letters from law school faculty in making application decisions.

Transfer applicants who have completed no more than one full year at an ABA-accredited law school are considered for transfer admission. Students who have earned more than 32 law school credit hours are ineligible for transfer to the UConn School of Law. Transfer applicants may apply to either the Day or Evening Division. Please note that credit will only be transferred for grades of "C" or better, and that each course's transferability will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Transfer students must abide by the transcript evaluation, any enrollment conditions, and must complete all required courses.

The Transfer Application for Admission consists of the Application form and required attachments, as well as the Residency Affidavit. All forms must be completed fully according to their accompanying directions. All documents must be submitted electronically.

There is a $60 application fee.

Transfer applications may be submitted on or after May 30 and must be submitted electronically no later than July 15.

All applicants should submit each required document with the application as an electronic attachment. All essays and documents submitted for consideration must be properly numbered and have the applicant’s name and LSAC account number at the top of each page.

Transfer applicants must address in 250 words or less, why you wish to transfer to the UConn School of Law.

Applicants are required to submit a complete resume including military service and summer employment. All resumes must be current up to the date of the application.

Applicants must provide a listing of every college and university, graduate and professional school attended (including law school), whether or not credit was received, including the dates of attendance, major, degree and date degree was awarded.

Complete the Residency Affidavit

 All applicants, regardless of state of permanent residency, are required to submit the Residency Affidavit.

Obtain a Letter of Good Standing

Transfer students must obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the dean of their current law school. Letters of good standing should be sent to:

UConn School of Law
Office of Admissions
45 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Obtain Two Letters of Recommendation from Professors

Recommendations may be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions, however, it is preferred that they be submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service (LOR). Two letters of recommendation from law school professors are required and will not be waived.

Obtain an Official Transcript

The official transcript from an applicant's current school must show all grades (including summer grades) as well as class rank. If your law school does not rank, you must submit a letter from the registrar stating that your school does not rank. Official transcripts may be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions or sent to the CAS.

 

All applications and required forms must be certified electronically by the applicant. Applicants should try to submit all application materials at the same time. Applicants have an ongoing obligation to notify the Office of Admissions of any changes in information or address not noted in the application.

Do you offer application fee waivers?

The Law School does offer application fee waivers for transfer students. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@law.uconn.edu for additional information.

I have previously applied to the Law School's J.D. Program. May I use my previously submitted application materials to support my transfer application?

 No. Even if you have previously applied you must submit a new application along with current required supporting documentation.

Do you require my LSAT score to be reported from CAS?

Yes, the Law School will request a report from CAS with your LSAT score and undergraduate transcript upon processing your transfer application. Please contact LSAC for additional information.

Do you require certification from my undergraduate institution?

Yes. Admitted applicants are required to submit our College Certification to their undergraduate institution. In turn your college or university should complete the form and return it to the Admissions Office.

Are transfer students eligible for scholarships?

Transfer students are considered for scholarships, however, it is rare that scholarship funds are available for transfers.

Are transfer students eligible for financial aid?

Yes, transfer students will be considered for any available need based funds.
Read more information about tuition and financial aid. »

 

Are transfer students eligible for the Inter-Journal Write-On competition?

Yes, transfer students may compete in the Inter-Journal Write-On Competition. The competition takes place between mid June and early July. Transfer students admitted after the Inter-Journal Write-On Competition have an opportunity to participate in alternative write-on competition for our Public Interest Law Journal.

Are transfer students eligible to participate on the Moot Court Board?

Yes, transfer students may compete for an invitation to join the Connecticut Moot Court Board in both the fall and spring semesters of their 2L year.

Are transfer students at any disadvantage when it comes to registering for courses?

Although you may not receive your first choice course, the Registrar will work with you to piece together a schedule of courses.

Are transfer students able to participate in externships and clinics?

Yes, transfers are eligible to participate in our broad offering of clinics and individual externships.

Are transfer students able to participate in On-Campus Interviews (OCI)?

Yes, transfer students will have full access to programs and services offered by the Career Planning Center (CPC). Once you decide to attend the Law School, you will receive a letter from the CPC regarding the next step.

Can I speak with a current student who transferred to UConn Law?

Yes, there are currently close to 30 UConn Law students who transferred from another law school. If you are interested in connecting with one of them please contact the Admissions Office at 860-570-5100.