Transfer Students

Students from ABA-approved law schools may be admitted under conditions specified by the School of Law.

If you wish to transfer, see Application Requirements. You are also required to submit: (1) a statement describing why you wish to transfer, (2) a letter from your law school Registrar verifying that you are currently in good standing at the law school, and (3) law school transcripts in addition to transcripts sent to LSAC. The School of Law must receive all transfer application materials by June 1 of the expected enrollment year.

If admitted, up to 30 hours of the transfer student’s first-year school course credits at "C" level or better may be transferable to Liberty University School of Law. 

If you have further questions about transfer after reviewing the Application Requirements, please email lawadmissions@liberty.edu.


Transfer Credits

The decision to admit transfer students is made by the Admissions Committee and the Dean of the law school. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs determines the transfer credits and the required courses the transferee must complete.

1. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall review all transfer applications and determine the terms upon which transfer should be conditioned. Because of the nature of the curriculum with the sequencing of Lawyering Skills courses, the integration of skills and substantive courses, the requirement for foundational courses, and the perspective from which courses are taught, transferring students should not expect all previous credits to transfer. In making the determination of transfer credits, the Associate Dean will compare the following criteria of each course proposed for transfer with the comparable Liberty University School of Law course: syllabus, course description, grade earned, credit hours earned, skills taught, as well as the accreditation status of the law school.

2. No more than 30 academic credits shall be accepted for transfer.

3. All courses required for graduation must be successfully completed at the law school, except for comparable courses successfully completed by a transfer student.

4. The law school will transfer credit only for courses in which the grade received was a "C" or its numerical equivalent (2.00), or higher. A student whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.00 at the other law school will not be eligible for admission to the law school as a transfer student.

5. The law school will report all grades for which credit is transferred as "P" for the purpose of computing academic averages.