J.D. Program

Transfer Applicants

J.D. Program

Transfer Applicants

Priority Deadline: July 1

Apply Online | Application Form (PDF)

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University reviews transfer applications once during the academic year.

Transfer applicants should have attended at least two semesters at another ABA-accredited law school by the time they enter Hofstra Law. Persons attending unaccredited law schools do not qualify for transfer.

Hofstra Law students are required to take 58 credits of second- and third-year courses. Students must also complete four semesters in residency at Hofstra Law to complete the 87 credits required for graduation.

Credit will be awarded only for courses that are graded by letter or number, and not Pass/Fail, and the student receives a letter grade of C, or its equivalent, or the minimum average required for graduation by the school at which the courses are taken, whichever is higher.

Grades earned in courses taken at other law schools or at other schools of Hofstra University will not be counted in the computation of a student's grade-point average.

Regular Decision transfer admissions decisions are generally not made before July. All files are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, it is encouraged that applicants complete their files as quickly as possible.

To be eligible for the Regular Decision Program, applicants must submit complete first- and second-semester first-year grades from their law school.

Applications for admission may be submitted electronically, either through the Law School Admission Council’s LSACD or via the Hofstra Law website. Students may also apply using a paper application (PDF). There is no application fee.

Transfer Regular Decision Completed Application Checklist

  1. Transfer and Visiting Student Application Form (PDF)
    * No application fee required
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Official Law School Transcript
  4. One Letter of Recommendation from a law school professor
  5. Register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
  6. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required.
  7. Dean’s Letter of Good Standing

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