Transient (Visiting) Admission

Texas Law grants a very limited number of requests to exceptional candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence who wish to visit the law school for one or two academic terms during the fall, spring, or summer (subject to course offerings). Applicants must also present compelling reasons to attend Texas Law.

Admission Policies

To be considered for admissions at Texas Law as a transient student, an applicant must have completed the first-year curriculum in good academic standing at a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools and register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).


  • Summer Semester
    •  April 1: Application opens
    • May 15: Application deadline
      *Please note: Classes will not be offered Summer 2023
  • Fall Semester
    • May 1: Application opens
    • June 15: Application deadline
  • Spring Semester
    • September 1: Application opens
    • November 15: Application deadline

*Please contact the Admissions Office to confirm whether courses will be available to visiting students before submitting an application. We are unable to refund any application fees.


Visiting students are subject to all the rules and regulations set by The University of Texas and the School of Law. Visiting students must be registered for the minimum full-time credit load, which is at least ten (10) credit hours during the fall or spring semesters, and at least six (6) credit hours during the summer session(s).

At the same time, visiting students may earn no more than 32 credit hours in no more than three terms, and must maintain a grade point average of at least 1.90 in all law courses taken during any term.

Please note that Texas Law cannot guarantee that specific courses you wish to take, or specific professors under whom you want to study, will be available. Priority enrollment is given to current Texas Law students and please be aware that popular courses are often oversubscribed. A visiting student is not allowed to petition for enrollment in oversubscribed courses.


The University of Texas at Austin and the Law School are committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, active-duty military status and genetic information. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Procedures for filing discrimination complaints on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, are addressed by HOP 3-3031. In this policy, the terms sex and gender are interchangeable. For more information, please visit


Texas Senate Bill 212 requires all employees of Texas universities to report any information to the Title IX Office regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking that is disclosed to them. Texas law requires that all employees who witness or receive any information of this type (including, but not limited to, written forms, applications, one-on-one conversations, and class assignments) must be reported. If you would like to speak with someone who can provide support or remedies without making an official report to the University, please email For more information about reporting options and resources, please visit or contact the Title IX Office at or 512-471-0419.


Applicants are under a continued obligation to notify the law school immediately of any and all circumstances and events that may occur from the date an application is submitted to the first day of enrollment that may change any of the responses to their application. Texas Law reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if the candidate fails to maintain satisfactory scholastic standing for work in progress, if final records fail to show completion of courses and/or degrees required for admission or if the admission decision was based on incomplete, inaccurate, omitted or misleading information furnished by the applicant. In addition, the law school may also report its findings to LSAC’s Misconduct and Irregularities Committee.


Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or other serious crime are eligible for admission into the law school; however, because state bar associations often prohibit persons with criminal records from being admitted to the bar regardless of their degrees or training, it may be impossible for such individuals to practice in some states.

In addition to the bar examination, there are character, fitness and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Application Procedures

To apply for admission as a visiting student, please submit the following required materials:

  • Application Fee: A $70 nonrefundable application fee will be collected through LSAC at the time the application is submitted.
  • Statement on Visiting: Please provide a statement that describes your professional pursuits and the compelling reasons why you wish to visit Texas Law. Your statement may not exceed two (2) double-spaced pages with a minimum 11-point font size and 1-inch margins.
  • Résumé: Please provide a résumé detailing any significant vocational, avocational, extracurricular, or community activities; graduate work or degree; honors and awards; any service in the Armed Forces; job descriptions and major areas of responsibility, along with location (city and state) and dates of employment; publications, or other information that you believe the Admissions Committee should consider in evaluating your application. Your résumé may not exceed three (3) pages.
  • Statement of Good Academic Standing: Please arrange for your law school’s registrar or academic dean to provide a statement indicating (1) your academic standing at your law school and (2) the number of credits you are permitted to pursue at Texas Law. This statement can be sent directly to
  • Law School Transcript: Please arrange for your official law school transcript to be sent directly to

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.