• Students who have completed their first year in a full-time or part-time ABA accredited institution are eligible to apply.

  • The transfer application opens on May 15, 2019 and the priority deadline to apply is July 31, 2019.

     

  • Yes, you can apply to enroll into the full-time Day program or the part-time Evening program for Fall 2019.

  • Loyola Law School will accept up to 29 units of transfer credits.

  •  Loyola Law School does not have an application fee for transfer students.

  • Students must complete the transfer application on the LSAC.org website.  Students must have an updated CAS report sent to us from LSAC that includes their official law school transcripts.  Students are also required to submit a personal statement.  A resume is recommended.  One letter of recommendation is optional. 

  • Transfer students must submit their law school transcript that includes all grades received at the previous law school.  They must also submit a letter of standing, which is usually provided by the Registrar’s Office at their previous law school.  They will also need to submit their law school ranking.  This is sometimes on the student’s law school transcript or other times, can be a separate document from the previous law school.  The student must apply through the LSAC.org website.

  • Students who are in the top 30% of their class at Western State are competitive in the transfer process.  However, the Admissions Office takes a holistic approach when reviewing applications.  We encourage anyone who feels that they have something unique to add to Loyola to apply.

  • No, students who have completed two years at Western State or any other ABA accredited institution should apply to visit at Loyola Law School for their third year.  These students should apply for visiting status. 

  • Yes, students who have completed two years at Western State or any other ABA accredited institution with part-time status can apply to transfer to Loyola.

     

  • No, students who have completed one semester of a full time or part time ABA accredited program are not eligible to apply for transfer.  These students will have to apply for admissions into the first year class.  The application for first year opens in September 2019.

  • No, students are not able to transfer externship units to Loyola Law School.

  • After a student is admitted at Loyola Law School, a student’s law school transcript will go under review via an articulation process.  The law school will determine which classes transfer into Loyola based upon the previous classes that you took and the grade that you received in each particular class.  In some instances, Loyola may request a syllabus from your previous law school class to determine whether the class is transferrable or not.  At the end of this process, you will receive a Transfer Articulation Letter that outlines the classes and number of units that will transfer into Loyola Law School.  This document will also list the courses that you must successfully complete at Loyola Law School to graduate. 

  • The Scholarship Committee reviews the scholarship policy annually.  This year's policy will be determined by June 15th, 2019.  Historically speaking, the Scholarship Committee targets the top 10% of the transfer class to award some form of scholarship.  This means that transfer students who rank in the top 10% of their previous law school’s class typically have been eligible for some form of scholarship in the past.  

  • No, the Admissions Office does not conduct interviews for the transfer admissions process.

  • The Admissions Office will host a Transfer Student Information Session on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm.  Please RSVP on our website at: lls.edu/visit.  The Admissions Office also hosts campus tours on a weekly basis throughout the summer.  Please sign up at: lls.edu/visit.