Law School Transfer Students
Are you considering transferring law schools? You can pursue specific areas of the law that you feel most passionate about through New England Law | Boston’s core courses and almost 200 electives.
Each year we welcome law school transfer students after they have successfully completed one year at an American Bar Association or state-accredited law school. The law school applications process for law school transfer applicants is based in large part on the student's previous performance in law school. All transfer applicants must have completed law school credits equal to at least one year of study. Acceptance of all credits, including whether to accept any in excess of one year's work, is at the discretion of the director of admissions in consultation with the Office of the Dean.
In making determinations as to whether an applicant who wishes to transfer law schools has taken courses that satisfy requirements at New England Law, consideration will be given to similarities between courses taken elsewhere and required New England Law courses, and to the goals and objectives of the skills and seminar requirements at New England Law. Grades of D+ or below will usually not be accepted for transfer credit.
Transfer students are normally admitted to begin studies in the fall with applications and all supporting documentation due by July 1. However, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, applicants for admission with advanced standing may be admitted to begin studies in the spring semester; please contact the Admissions Office by November 1 for more transfer information about the spring semester option.
Transfer Student Application Requirements
As a transfer applicant, you must complete the following steps:
- Submit a completed New England Law | Boston application form.
- Submit a non-refundable $65 application fee before July 1 for the fall semester or November 1 for the spring semester.
- Take the LSAT (within the past five years).
- Register with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) so that an official Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) report will be sent to New England Law.
- Forward the following documentation to New England Law:
- A letter of good standing from the dean of your current law school
- One letter of recommendation from a law professor
- An official transcript showing at least one year of grades
- Personal statement
Please contact the Office of Admissions for additional transfer advice.
The mailing address for the Office of Admissions is:
New England Law | Boston
Office of Admissions
154 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116