Visiting International Students

Under limited circumstances and to the extent that space is available, UConn School of Law may admit a small number of visiting international law students each semester. In deciding whether to grant admission, the school will consider each student’s standing and record of accomplishment at his or her law school. For more information, visit the International Students page.

Applicants must receive written permission to visit from their law schools, and each school must set forth in writing any specific terms and conditions of the proposed visit. Students may visit for one semester, enrolling in a minimum of nine credits up to a maximum of 16 credits. Students pay on a per-credit basis equal to the rate paid by U.S. Legal Studies LLM students. For the 2020-21 academic year, that rate is $1,215 per credit. No scholarships are awarded for the visiting student program. Visiting students may, however, be eligible to apply for and use advanced standing to complete an LLM program after completing their first degrees in law at their home institutions, reducing the cost and the length of time needed to complete the LLM.

How to Apply

The International Visiting Student Application for Admission must be submitted with all the required attachments by email to lawexchange@uconn.edu. There is a $50 application fee that can be paid online via TouchNet. Visiting student applications must be submitted no later than May 1 for the fall semester and no later than October 1 for the spring semester.

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 to the information given in the application.

Submit the Application

All applicants must complete and submit the International Visiting Student Application for Admission with the following documents:

  • a resume or curriculum vitae (CV)*
  • a letter from your law school approving the program and indicating recognition of credit, if desired
  • two letters of recommendation from two individuals who are either present or former law professors or employment supervisors. Letters of recommendation may also be emailed separately to lawexchange@uconn.edu
  • a personal statement (typed) approximately 750 words in length describing your reasons for studying at UConn Law for one semester
  • a copy of your transcript from your law school. Please send an official transcript via mail.
  • If English is not your native language, or if you do not qualify for any other English language test waiver, please submit your official TOEFL/IELTS test score. The University of Connecticut School of Law TOEFL/IELTS code is 3915

*Applicants are required to submit a complete resume or curriculum vitae 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.

Submit a Letter of Good Standing

Students wishing to attend UConn School of Law must obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the deans of their current law schools. If the student intends to use credits earned at UConn School of Law towards the home institution degree requirements, this should be set forth in the letter.

Letters of Good Standing should be mailed to:

UConn School of Law
Office of International and Graduate Programs
39 Elizabeth Street – OneStop Law Library
Hartford, CT 06105

Submit an Official Transcript

The official transcript from an applicant's current school must show all grades and must be submitted in English. Official transcripts can be emailed with the admissions package but an original should also be mailed directly to the address on the application form.