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Students who have completed at least one year of law school in good standing may apply to transfer to Suffolk University Law School.

Opportunities for transfer students

  • Transfer students will be eligible to compete for journal or honor board membership during the competition period in early July. Those interested in this possibility are encouraged to apply for transfer admission prior to June 1.  
  • Fall orientation for transfer and visiting students.
  • Individualized advising from the Registrar’s Office and faculty.

How to Apply

Apply through LSAC

The application, personal statement and resume must be submitted through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

Transfer students also must ask their current law school to send the following directly to the Suffolk Law Office of Admission:

  • A letter of good standing from the Dean’s Office of the current law school; 
  • An official Law School Transcript showing completed grades for your most current term enrolled. In other words, applications for fall enrollment will not be reviewed until Suffolk Law receives your spring transcript from your previous law school.
  • Full credential report from LSAC or a copy of the first page of the credential report from your law school registrar.

These items 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 decision. Credit is usually not granted if more than five years have elapsed since you last attended law school.

Transfer credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Academic Services. No more than 30 credits will be awarded. Any inquiries regarding transfer of credit should be directed to the Office of Academic Services at acadservlaw@suffolk.edu. 

Transferring From a Non-ABA Accredited Law School    

Students may transfer from a non-ABA accredited law school to Suffolk Law School and may apply with the standard transfer application and require the same documentation. (This is a new rule adopted in 2014 by the ABA). Students who did not take the LSAT prior to matriculating at law school must take the LSAT before applying to transfer to Suffolk Law School.

Dismissed from Law School or Not in Good Standing

Suffolk University Law School will not review applications from students who have been dismissed from another law school in the past three years.