Transfer Students

A law student is eligible to apply for transfer to the University of Arkansas School of Law if the student (1) has completed at least one graded course in another law school accredited by the American Bar Association, (2) has demonstrated satisfactory scholarship at that law school, and (3) is in good standing at that law school.

The decision whether to admit a transfer student will be made by the Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law in the Dean’s discretion. The amount of transfer credit to be granted will also be determined in the Dean’s discretion and will depend on the quality of performance and the relation of completed courses to this school's program.

A maximum of 30 credits may be accepted for transfer. Credit only (not grades) are transferable. Credits will not be accepted for any course or other work in which a grade below 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or equivalent was given at the other law school.

A transfer student must complete the final two semesters of law study in residence at this law school. Failure to disclose attendance at another college or law school or expulsion or suspension is sufficient grounds to require withdrawal from the School of Law.

Accelerated J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

The School of Law also invites graduates of foreign law schools to apply for our Accelerated J.D. program. We will admit up to 10 qualified applicants each year to this program. In the discretion of the program’s admissions committee, Accelerated J.D. candidates will receive up to thirty hours of credit for completion of a degree from an accredited law school that would qualify the applicant to practice law in the applicant’s country.