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Transfer and Visiting Students

Transfer Students

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will accept transfer students after those students have successfully completed the first year of academic study at another law school. Applicants must complete the law school application and submit the following:

  • Application fee
  • Official CAS Report - through the LSAC
  • Letter of good standing from the current law school dean
  • Certified law school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a current law school professor
  • Final official undergraduate transcript

The deadline for submitting an application is June 1st of every year. Decisions made on transfer students depends on the number of seats available at Pitt Law, the QPA from the current law school and the competitiveness of the current law school.

If admission is granted, the transfer student's completed law school work will be evaluated for transfer credit in light of the curricular offerings at Pitt Law. Only up to 32 transfer credits will be accepted. However, only up to 29 credits will be accepted in the case of (1) a transfer student admitted from a U.S. law school that is not approved by the American Bar Association, (2) a transfer student who is a graduate of a foreign law school and who is admitted after completion of the Pitt Law LL.M. program, or (3) a transfer student who has not completed the Pitt Law LL.M. program and who is a graduate of a foreign law school for law school work done outside of the United States. All transferred credits must comply with the restrictions in ABA Standard 505.

In keeping with the requirements of The Order of the Coif, students are eligible for Coif membership only if they complete at least 75% of their law studies in graded courses. For transfer students, any credits transferred without grades will not count toward this requirement. 

Visiting Students

A student may apply to visit at Pitt Law if he/she has completed two years of law study at another law school and has the permission of the dean of their current school. Applicants must complete the law school application and submit the following:

  • Application fee
  • Copy of your CAS report
  • Letter from the dean stating the third year at Pitt Law will count toward a degree from the previous school
  • Certified law school transcript.  

The deadline for submitting an application is June 1st of every year. Decisions made on visiting students depends on the number of seats available at Pitt Law, the QPA from the current law school and the competitiveness of the current law school.