Applying as a Visiting Student from Another Law School

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Admissions Standards

Each year the University of Miami School of Law is pleased to admit a limited number of visiting students from other American Bar Association accredited law schools who have performed well, have completed credits equivalent to one year's worth of full-time enrollment, and have the permission of their home schools to study at the University of Miami School of Law. The maximum number of credits allowed by the University of Miami School of Law as a visiting student is 32. Visiting students are expected to return to their home schools to complete their degrees and are ineligible to apply for transfer status.

Important Application Dates & Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting documentation as early as possible. The application filing deadline for visiting students is July 31 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester, and May 1 for the Summer semester. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Admission Requirements for Visiting Students

1. Application Form
2. Application Fee
3. Transcripts
4. Letter of Standing
5. Character and Fitness
6. Recommendation Letter (Optional)

For more information about the visiting application process, please click here.

Ways to Apply to the Visiting Program

1. Applying Electronically (Preferred Method)

Miami Law's electronic application is available as part of an applicant’s LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) registration and is a very convenient way to apply. All applicants are required to register for CAS. This easy and efficient option allows individuals to work on and save an application until it is ready for electronic submission. LSAC's secure technology ensures that personal information remains encrypted as it is transported across the Internet and can be referred to at an applicant’s convenience through an individual’s LSAC account.

2. Applying by Hard Copy

Though the preferred method of application is electronically through the LSAC service, if a student prefers to mail in a hard copy, that is acceptable. If you require a paper copy of the application, please email admissions@law.miami.edu.

Cost of Attendance

The cost per law credit for the 2020-2021 academic year is $1,955. For more information about tuition and costs, please click here.


International Visiting/Exchange Students

Before attending the University of Miami School of Law as a foreign exchange student, it is recommended all international students read the International Exchange Student Handbook - a comprehensive guide to helping prepare to spend a semester at Miami Law.