J.D. Admissions

Transfer and Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant Admissions Information

The online application for spring 2015 Third-Year Visiting/Nonmatriculant admission will be available in September.

The online application for fall 2014 Transfer & Third-Year Visiting/Nonmatriculant admission will be available early May. 

If you wish to apply for admission with advanced standing after having completed at least one year at another law school, you should apply for Transfer or Non-Matriculant admission. Transfer and Non-Matriculant admission is available to those students who are in good standing in Juris Doctor programs at law schools that are either:

  • Members of the Association of American Law Schools.
  • Approved by the Section on Legal Education of the American Bar Association.

Foreign attorneys, including foreign attorneys who are LL.M. students at ABA-approved law schools and/or foreign attorneys who hold LL.M. degrees from ABA-approved law schools, may not transfer into nor gain any advanced standing in NYU School of Law's J.D. program. If interested in J.D. study at NYU School of Law, they must apply to and, if admitted, enroll in and complete the full three year J.D. program. This includes LL.M. students enrolled at, and LL.M. graduates of, NYU School of Law.

Transfer

Transfer applicants are admitted for the fall term only, must have completed first-year course-work by July 1 in order to apply, and are not eligible to apply if more than five years have elapsed since they last attended law school. They must have earned approximately 28-33 credits in order to be eligible for admission. No decisions will be made on Transfer applicants based upon one semester of grades; all fall and spring semester grades must be submitted.

Enrolled Transfer students will receive a maximum of 30 credits towards the NYU School of Law JD degree for coursework completed in the first year.  Enrolled transfer students that are part of the dual degree program with the National University of Singapore or Melbourne Law School will receive up to 27 transfer credits towards the NYU School of Law JD degree. The specific number of transfer credits, whether NYU School of Law requirements have been fulfilled, and NYU School of Law course equivalencies will be determined by the Vice Dean and the Office of Academic Services.  You may be asked by the Office of Academic Services to submit course descriptions and syllabi of coursework to confirm course content.

Enrolled Transfer students spend their second and third years of law school at NYU School of Law and receive their J.D. degrees from NYU School of Law.

Checklist for a Complete Transfer Application

  • Application and Application Fee: $85
  • Law School Transcript (sent directly from the law school in which the applicant is currently enrolled)
  • Undergraduate Transcript (sent directly from institution)
  • LSAC Credential Assembly Service Report
  • Law School Certification
  • College Questionnaire
  • Brief Personal Statement
  • Resume (optional but highly recommended)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a law school faculty member (optional)

Credential Assembly Service (CAS) for Transfer Applicants

The Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service (CAS) has extended its service to applicants for five years. Applicants for transfer admission will be able to submit LSAT scores and unofficial undergraduate transcripts through CAS by paying a per report fee of $25.00.  For more information, contact LSAC.

Official Transcripts for Transfer Applicants

Official undergraduate transcripts with a degree conferred and law school transcripts sent directly from the respective institutions are required to complete applications for transfer admission. Please send your official undergraduate and law school transcript to:

New York University School of Law
Office of JD Admissions, Transfer Application
139 MacDougal Street, Suite C-20
New York, NY 10012
 

Deadlines

For fall 2014 admission, Transfer candidates must file their applications by July 1 and complete their applications by July 15. Decisions will be sent by mid-August.

Applications

For fall 2014 Transfer admission, the application will become available in early May. 

Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant

Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant applicants must have completed two full years (approximately 55 credits) and need no more than 30 additional credits to complete requirements for graduation at other ABA approved law schools. Applicants must also have permission from their current law school to enroll in the Visiting/Non-Matriculant program at NYU School of Law.

Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant applicants are urged to complete required courses prior to visiting at the NYU School of Law since spaces in classes may be limited or even unavailable.

Enrolled Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant students spend their third year of law school at NYU School of Law and receive their J.D. degrees from their "home" law school. 

Checklist for a Complete Third-Year Visiting/Non-matriculant Application

  • Application and Application Fee: $85
  • Law School Transcript (sent directly from the Law School in which the applicant is currently enrolled.)
  • Law School Certification
  • Personal Statement

Official Transcripts for Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant Applicants

Official law school transcripts sent directly from a candidate's current law school are required to complete applications for Third-Year Visiting/Non-matriculant admission. Please send your official law school transcript to:

New York University School of Law
Office of JD Admissions, Non-Matriculant Application
139 MacDougal Street, Suite C-20
New York, NY 10012
 

Deadlines

For spring 2015 admission, Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant candidates must file their applications by November 1 and complete their applications by November 15. Decisions will be mailed by late November.

For fall 2014 admission, Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant candidates must file their applications by July 1 and complete their applications by July 15. Decisions will be mailed by mid-August.

Applications

For spring 2015 Third-Year/Non-Matriculant admission, please use the Third-Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant online application. The online application will be available will be available in September.

Note for Foreign-Educated LL.M. Students Currently at NYU School of Law: Foreign-educated LL.M. students who are currently matriculated at NYU School of Law may apply to the JD program and receive advanced standing. Interested students must take the LSAT by December and apply as entering first-year JDs by February 15. NYU LL.M. students who are admitted as entering JDs will receive a year of advanced standing credits at the successful completion of their first year.

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