Thank you for your interest in applying to transfer to Loyola Law School. The faculty at the Law School recognizes the outstanding achievement of students at other ABA law schools through the transfer student program.
We are a multidimensional community -- an eclectic mix of backgrounds, interests, cultures, and points of view. Our students bring together big ideas and ambitious goals that inspire and invigorate Loyola life.
It is the goal of Loyola to provide transfer students with all of the same opportunities that those who began their first year of study at Loyola receive. To this end, you will find the following opportunities available to transfer students:
- Loyola has three law reviews (Loyola Law Review; International and Comparative Law Review; Entertainment Law Review) and transfer students are eligible to participate on any of the three via a transfer write-on competition that takes place the first week of classes. In general, each law review dedicates positions to transfer students.
- Detailed information and representatives from the law reviews are present at Transfer Student Orientation
Trial Advocacy/Moot Court
- Loyola has two main programs that field teams to compete in various mock trial and moot court competition: the Scott Moot Court Honors Program and the Byrne Trial Advocacy Program. As a transfer student, you are eligible for both programs.
- For students wishing to participate in the Scott Moot Court Program, Appellate Advocacy is required in the Fall as a pre-requisite to compete in the Spring on-campus competition.
- The Byrne Trial Advocacy Intramural Competition is open to all second and third year day students in good academic standing and all third and fourth year evening students in good academic standing. There are no course prerequisites to participate.
On-Campus Interview Program
- Transfer students are eligible for all OCI programs for which they meet the deadlines.
- Career Services is happy to assist transfer students in getting their bids submitted in a timely fashion once they have been admitted to Loyola.
- Transfer students are encouraged to participate in Loyola's many Student Organizations as another way to become a part of the Loyola community.
In order to apply for admission as a student with advanced standing to the juris doctor program, you must have completed at least one full year of study at another ABA-accredited law school and have not previously enrolled at Loyola as a visiting student (with the exception of visiting ONLY for a summer term).
Evaluations for transfer classes taken at the prior institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Content and substance of courses will be compared to the equivalent of Loyola Law School’s courses. Applicants may be required to provide the class syllabus.
For admitted transfer students, a maximum of 29 units will be accepted. Only classes in which the student has earned a grade of “C” (or its equivalent ) or better will transfer. Enrolling transfer students must complete at Loyola Law School at least two-thirds (i.e., 58 units) of the minimum 87 units of academic work required, fulfill all other graduation requirements, including the residence requirement, and follow the rules, policies and procedures contained in the Student Handbook.
- Loyola Law School Application via LSAC EApp service (for more information, see How to Apply).
- $65 non-refundable application fee
- CAS Report
- Official law school transcripts
- Letter of good standing and class rank
- Personal statement
Office of Admissions
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919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015