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Transferring to New England Law | Boston

Are you considering transferring to New England Law | Boston from another law school?

You can pursue specific areas of the law that you feel most passionate about through our core courses and more than 100 electives.

Students at New England Law benefit from rigorous classroom preparation and experiential programs, including clinical training. Our academic law programs equip graduates with the tools and legal street smarts that enable them to tackle their goals and realize their visions. Most importantly, they graduate with the confidence to take on any challenge that comes their way.

Transferring to New England Law

Each year, we welcome law school transfer students after they have successfully completed one year at an American Bar Association or state-accredited law school. The law school application process for law school transfer applicants is based in large part on the student’s previous performance in law school. All transfer applicants must have completed law school credits equal to at least one year of study. Acceptance of all credits, including whether to accept any in excess of one year’s work, is at the discretion of the director of admissions in consultation with the Office of the Dean. 

In making determinations as to whether an applicant who wishes to transfer has taken courses that satisfy requirements at New England Law, consideration will be given to similarities between courses taken elsewhere and required New England Law courses, and to the goals and objectives of the skills requirements at New England Law. Grades of D+ or below usually will not be accepted for transfer credit.

Transfer Student Application Requirements

Transfer students are normally admitted to begin studies in the fall with applications and all supporting documentation due by July 1. However, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, applicants for admission with advanced standing may be admitted to begin studies in the spring semester; please contact the Office of Admissions by November 1 for more transfer information about the spring semester option.

In addition to the general application requirements, transfer applicants must submit the following:

  • A letter of standing from your current law school
  • One letter of recommendation from a current law professor
  • An official law school transcript showing at least one year of grades

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