Transfer Students

The Office of Admissions welcomes transfer students each year for the J.D. program. In order to be eligible for transfer, you must be a student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school. Most successful transfer students are in the top half of their law school class. Our review process is holistic and considers all the information you submit, but we pay particular attention to your performance in the first year of law school.

Conditional Acceptance

Transfer applicants may receive a conditional acceptance by submitting an application for transfer immediately after completing the first semester of law school. Applications for conditional acceptance may be submitted as early as January 1, and must include a transcript showing first-semester grades and class rank (if available). Conditional acceptances are based on continued and consistent academic success, and applicants will be required to submit second semester grades when they are available, along with an updated transcript and class rank.

Application Requirements

Transfer applicants must comply with the general application instructions. In addition, transfer applicants should submit:

1. A letter from the dean of the law school you are presently attending, stating that you are in good standing and eligible to continue your studies there.

2. An official transcript showing your grades and class standing at the end of the first year.

If your school will permit, you may send a photocopy of your CAS report, including your undergraduate transcript(s). If you are accepted, it will be necessary for you to furnish an official transcript from your undergraduate institution showing the award of your undergraduate degree. It will also be necessary for you to submit an official transcript from the law school you are presently attending.

Summer Stipends

Incoming transfer students working in qualifying public sector positions are eligible for funding through the School of Law's Summer Stipend Program. Qualifying public sector employment is unpaid, law-related work for a government agency, public interest organization or the judiciary. To qualify for a full stipend of $2500, you must work full-time for at least eight weeks between May and August 2013. Detailed program guidelines are available on the Career Development Office Web site. To apply, submit a Summer Stipend Application to the Career Development Office by May 24, 2013. Note that you do not need to complete an Intent to Participate form, but all other guidelines apply. If you do not enroll in the School of Law in fall 2013, you will be required to repay the summer stipend. 

You may contact the Career Development Office with questions regarding the program.


Law Admissions Office

Mailing Address:
University of Richmond School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

GPS Location:
37.579172, -77.536167

Phone: (804) 289-8189
Fax: (804) 287-6516
E-mail: lawadmissions@richmond.edu