Aerial view of Suffolk Law School from over Boston Common

Opportunities for transfer students

  • Transfer students will be eligible to compete for journal or honor board membership during the competition period in early July. Those interested in this possibility are encouraged to apply for transfer admission as soon as possible.
  • Fall orientation for transfer and visiting students.
  • Individualized advising from the Registrar’s Office and faculty.


Apply through LSAC. (The application process is the same for first-year students as for transfer students). 

The application, personal statement and resume should be submitted through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Transfer students should also submit:

  • A letter of good standing from the Dean’s Office of the current law school sent to the Suffolk Law Admission Office
  • An official Law School Transcript showing grades from the Spring 2015 term
  • A completed Transfer Application (which will be available in April 2015)
  • CAS report from LSAC

An applicant’s letter of good standing and official transcript should be mailed directly from the current law school to:

Suffolk University Law School
Law Admission Office
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Advanced Standing

You may receive up to 30 credits of advanced standing for courses completed at your law school as long as you have received a grade of “C” or higher. Advanced standing is awarded on a case by case basis and is reviewed after the admission decisions. Credit is usually not granted if more than five years have elapsed since you last attended law school.

NOTE: Students who have matriculated into a law program at a non-ABA accredited law school prior to applying to Suffolk Law School are not considered transfer students. These students are required to apply as first-year applicants and will not receive transfer of credits or advanced standing at Suffolk Law School.