Admission of Transfer Students – Juris Doctor
A student who desires to transfer to Baylor Law from another American Bar Association-accredited or provisionally accredited school and has completed at least two semesters as a full-time student or has two full-time semesters' worth of credit earned through a part-time program may apply as a transfer student to Baylor Law. Prior to completing and submitting submitting application for transfer, consult with the Baylor Law School Admissions Office to see if the office is currently accepting applications for transfer.
The primary factors considered for admissions are the applicant's cumulative undergraduate grade point average, LSAT score(s), and previous law school performance (GPA and class rank).
A transfer applicant must submit the following items through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC):
- An application for admission. Use Baylor Law's standard application and simply check the box for transfer admission.
- A letter of good standing from the Dean or Registrar of your current law school, including class rank.
- An official transcript showing your law school grades for all terms attended.
- A copy of your CAS report. When you submit your application through LSAC, a CAS report will automatically be requested. If a letter of recommendation is not included in the CAS report (it can be from your initial law school application), you will need to submit a new one.
- An essay explaining why you want to transfer to Baylor Law.
Transfer Credit From Another Law School – Juris Doctor
For students transferring to Baylor Law from another ABA accredited law school, up to thirty semester hours (the equivalent of 45 quarter hours) of transfer credit toward graduation may be allowed at the time of a student's admission to Baylor as a transfer student. Students receive a maximum of 1.5 quarter hours for each 1 semester hour giving transfer students up to 45 quarter hours of credit. Practice Court 1, 2, 3 and Professional Responsibility must be taken at Baylor Law School.
For Baylor law students who attend another law school as a visiting student, transfer hours from the other school shall be allowed as part of the maximum pass-fail hours allowed as described in this Catalog, subject to prior approval by the Associate Dean. Pass-fail credit will not be granted for course work which is substantially similar to coursework done by the student at Baylor Law. Practice Court 1, 2, 3 and Professional Responsibility must be taken at Baylor Law School.
Transfer hours are recorded on a student's transcript on a pass/fail basis. Grades earned on transfer hours are not included in the calculation of a student's Baylor Law School grade point average.
Students with questions regarding admission as a transfer student should contact the Office of Admissions at 254-710-6872. Students with questions about studying at another law school as a visiting student can inquire with Jerri Cunningham, Registrar at 254.710.4115, or Associate Dean Patricia Wilson at 254-710-6591.
Baylor Law Students Interested in Study Abroad
Baylor Law students who are in good standing are eligible to participate in study abroad programs that are approved by the American Bar Association. Students must receive pre-approval of courses by Associate Dean Wilson prior to attending such a program. The student will need to provide a course description for each course for which they wish to receive credit along with the number of minutes spent in each class. The total number of minutes spent in each class will be used to determine the number of credit hours granted. Transfer work is recorded as pass/fail credit on the Baylor Law transcript.
Baylor University Business School Graduate Courses
Baylor Law students who are in good standing may be eligible to enroll in a graduate level course or courses within the Baylor University School of Business. Contact the Baylor University School of Business Admissions Office if interested.