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Transfer and Visiting Students

Those who seek advanced standing transfer and/or visiting admission must attend or have previously attended another law school approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), where they are or were pursuing a J.D. degree. Candidates must be in good standing and eligible to continue legal studies at their previous law school.

Advanced standing candidates are considered separately from the regular admissions process.  Questions about the transfer and Visiting application process should be directed to the Registrar’s Office 503-768-6638 or lawreg@lclark.edu.

1. Timeline

We begin accepting applications for Spring Transfer and Visiting applicants October 1st.  The application deadline for Spring Transfer candidates is November 15th.

We begin accepting applications for Fall Transfer and Visiting applicants February 1st.  The application deadline for Fall Transfer candidates is July 15th.

2. Application Form

Online Application

If you are unable to use the online application, please contact the Admissions Office at 503.768.6613 or lawadmss@lclark.edu.

3. Application Fee

The application fee is $50. The online application requires that you use a credit card for the application fee (Visa or MasterCard).

4. Supporting documents

Supporting documents for the transfer application include:

1) a brief letter of intent telling us why you wish to transfer

2) official transcripts and a letter of good standing from your current or former law school

3) official transcripts from the undergraduate institution that granted your bachelor’s degree

4) a copy of your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) showing your LSAT scores. This will be ordered directly from LSAC so be sure your account with them is up-to-date.

We do not require that you submit a personal essay, letters of recommendation, or list of extracurricular activities.

Supporting documents for the visiting application include:

1) a brief letter of intent telling us why you wish to visit with us

2) official transcripts and a letter of good standing from your current or former law school

3) a copy of your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) showing your LSAT scores. This will be ordered directly from LSAC so be sure your account with them is up-to-date.

We do not require that you submit a personal essay, letters of recommendation, or list of extracurricular activities.

Candidates for transfer or visiting status should direct inquiries and correspondence to:

Registrar Office
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97219-7799
Phone: 503-768-6614
Fax: 503-768-6850
Email: lawreg@lclark.edu