Temple Law School accepts into the J.D. program a very limited number of transfer students from law schools which are ABA approved and are members of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The criteria and conditions of acceptance as a transfer student are rigorous. To be considered, the transfer applicant must be in the top quintile (20%) of her class. Acceptance also depends on the availability of seats. Only first-year course work (a maximum of 30 credits) is accepted for purposes of granting advanced standing to transfer applicants.
The deadline for submitting a transfer application is June 1 of the calendar year in which study is to commence. Applicants must have completed their first year of law school and their class rank and transcript at the end of the first year must be available before the Faculty Admissions Committee can consider a transfer application. For this reason, transfer decisions are typically not made before mid-July.
The following documents must be submitted by each applicant for admission as a transfer student:
Visiting (non-matriculating) students at Temple receive their J.D. degree from the school in which they are currently enrolled. Students may apply for admission as visiting students for their FINAL year of course work only (a maximum of 30 credits) and must enter during the fall term. Visiting students receive their degrees from their home schools.
The following documents must be submitted by an applicant for admission as a visiting student:
Applicants for visiting status must demonstrate the ability to complete successfully the academic requirements of Temple Law School.