Transfer Applicants

Each year, Texas Law admits a handful of exceptional candidates who have demonstrated superior academic excellence and leadership potential during their first-year of law school to join the Texas Law community in the fall semester.

Applicants admitted as a transfer student will have many of the opportunities that are available to students who begin their law studies at Texas Law. Transfer students attend a special orientation session and are included in our Society Program. All transfer students are strongly encouraged to participate in our Summer Interview Program (SIP, also referred to as OCI) for summer associate, clerkship, or postgraduate positions. Moot court, a law journal write-on competition exclusively for transfers, and judicial clerkship opportunities are also available.

Application Timeline

  • May 1: Application opens
  • June 15: Application deadline

Admission Policies

Before submitting an application, please carefully read the following admission policies to fully understand the eligibility requirements.

Application Procedures

An application will be considered complete and ready for review only when all the required items have been received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials have been submitted and received at the law school.

Required Materials

To apply for admission as a transfer student, please register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), and submit the following required materials:

Optional Materials

Applicants may submit one or more of the following optional statements to provide to the Admissions Committee additional insight when reviewing their application. Each optional statement may not exceed one (1) double-spaced page with a minimum 11-point font size and 1-inch margins.

Interview Opportunity

During the application process, the Admissions Committee will invite you to complete a virtual interview as part of your evaluation. Further instructions are provided through e-mail after the initial processing of an application.