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Transfer Students Application Information


The Law School welcomes transfer applications from students at law schools accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California (CBE) or the American Bar Association (ABA). The Law School does not accept transfer applications from students at unaccredited law schools.  All transfer applicants must have at least an associate’s degree and current LSAT or GRE score.  Passing the First-Year Law Students’ Examination is not required to apply as a transfer student.

Application Process

TJSL admits transfer students in the Spring and Fall terms each year. The deadline to submit an application accompanied by the required documents for each term is listed below. Incomplete applications and applications received after the term deadline may not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If admitted, a non-refundable seat deposit is required to enroll.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring Term
Application Open: June 1
Deadline: December 15
Term Begins: First Week In January

Fall Application Open: October 1
Fall Deadline: May 15
Term Begins: Classes begin First Week In June

Fall Term
Fall Application Open: October 1
Fall Deadline: July 15
Term Begins: First Week In August

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Application Checklist

  1. Application Form
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Resume / CV
  4. Official transcript from your current law school and all prior law schools, colleges and educational institutions attended
  5. Interview

Credit Allowed for Transfer

In accordance with the California Business and Professions Code and the regulations of the State Bar of California, transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the Law School. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs determines which, if any, units will transfer after reviewing the courses for which the applicant is seeking transfer units.

To be eligible for acceptance, the applicant must have (A) earned the credits no more than 36 calendar months prior to the anticipated date of enrollment at the Law School and (B) received a grade at the “good standing” level or higher from the originating law school. Please note that these are minimum requirements. In general, transfer credit will not be accepted if the student earned a grade below 2.7/B- on a standard 4.0 grading scale with a B- mean or the equivalent on the originating law school’s grading scale. 

The number of transfer units an applicant may receive for a particular course is limited to the number of units for which the applicant had sufficient classroom hours per the CBE standards, even if the originating law school awarded more units for that course. 

The Law School will not accept transfer units earned at the originating school for externships or clinics. 

Applicants may transfer a maximum of forty (40) units if they are in good standing at the originating institution and thirty (30) units if they are not in good standing at the originating institution. 

The Law School does not have a transfer or articulation agreement with any other college or university.