College of Law

Transfer and Visiting Students

UT Law

Transfer applicants

First- year law students at other institutions may apply to transfer to UT Law to complete their legal training. The transfer application period is April 1 through July 1. Application files should be complete no later than July to be considered for enrollment in the fall semester, which begins in late August.

Apply now. Select the transfer application for the University of Tennessee at lsac.org.

 

The following items are required to complete your application file:

  • Completed application for admission
  • A CAS report, which the admissions staff will order. Your online account will be charged for the cost of the report.
  • Two recommendations or evaluations, one of which should be from a law school faculty member at the law school you are currently attending
  • A letter stating the reason(s) for seeking to transfer
  • One writing sample: a personal statement or an essay

Additionally, you must supply the following materials from your current law school:

  • A letter of good standing with an indication of class rank from the dean or the dean’s designee
  • An official law school transcript
  • A copy of the law school’s official catalog, or descriptions of first-year classes and the grading scale from the law school website

The Admissions Committee considers each transfer applicant’s application, undergraduate and law school records, and the stated reasons for seeking to transfer. Transfer candidates must be in good standing at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

Candidates admitted to the College of Law may receive credit for up to 31 semester hours of work successfully completed at their previous, ABA-approved law school. A total of at least 58 credit hours must be completed at UT Law in order to graduate.

Visiting students

A student who is in good standing at a law school accredited by the ABA may take courses at the College of Law as space is available and with the permission of the dean or the dean’s designee. Applicants to visit at the College of Law should complete the visitor application process no later than four weeks before the beginning of the semester for which they are applying to visit. Decisions to allow candidates to visit will be made and communicated as soon as possible after the submission deadline.

Apply now. Select the visiting application for the University of Tennessee at lsac.org.

An applicant to visit must supply the following materials to the Office of Admissions for the file to be complete and forwarded to the Office of Student Records for consideration:

  • Completed application form
  • Your CAS report from LSAC (a copy from the law school attended will be accepted)
  • Two recommendations, one of which should be from a law faculty member at your current law school
  • A letter stating the reason(s) for seeking to visit
  • One writing sample: a personal statement or an essay

The following materials from your current law school:

  • A letter from the dean or the dean’s designee that includes authorization to visit and any limitations or specifications on courses which will be accepted by that school
  • Indication of good standing, including class rank
  • An official law school transcript
  • A copy of the law school’s official catalog, or descriptions of first-year classes and the grading scale of from the law school website

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