Aerial view of Suffolk Law School from over Boston Common

Opportunities for transfer students

  • Transfer students will be eligible to compete for journal or honor board membership during the July 7-July 18 competition period. Those interested in this possibility are encouraged to apply for transfer admission as soon as possible.
  • Fall orientation for transfer and visiting students.
  • Individualized advising from the Registrar’s Office and faculty.


Apply through LSAC. (The application process is the same for first-year students as for transfer students). Deadline for transfer applications is July 7.

The application, personal statement and resume should be submitted through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Transfer students should also submit:

  • A letter of good standing from the Dean’s Office of the current law school sent to the Suffolk Law Admission Office;
  • An official Law School Transcript showing Spring 2014 grades; and,
  • A completed 2014 Transfer Application
  • CAS report from LSAC.

An applicant’s letter of good standing and official transcript should be mailed directly from the current law school to:

Suffolk University Law School
Law Admission Office
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Advanced Standing

You may receive up to 30 credits of advanced standing for courses completed at your law school as long as you have received a grade of “C” or higher. Advanced standing is awarded on a case by case basis and is reviewed after the admission decisions. Credit is usually not granted if more than five years have elapsed since you last attended law school.

Students who have matriculated into a law program at a non-ABA accredited law school prior to applying to Suffolk University Law School are not considered transfer students. These students are required to apply as first year applicants and will not receive transfer of credits or advanced standing at Suffolk University Law School.