Applying as a Visiting Student from Another Law School

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Admission Standards

While one standard indicator of potential for admission for visiting applicants is prior performance in law school, undergraduate records, and LSAT scores are also considered in the admissions process. Also considered in the admission process are a statement of interest, a résumé, a letter of good standing and permission to visit from the applicant’s home institution, and an optional letter of recommendation.

At minimum, visiting students must have completed the equivalent of the entire first year of law school at an ABA-accredited law school prior to admission consideration. The maximum number of credits that can be earned as a visiting student is 32. Visiting students are expected to adhere to the requirements and standards of their home institutions and to the academic and other standards specified in the Student Handbook and Honor Code of the University of Miami School of Law. Visiting students are required to return to their home institution after their visiting semester(s) to complete their JD degree.

Important Application Dates and Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting documentation as early as possible. Visiting applicants may enroll for spring (December 1 deadline), summer (May 1 deadline), or fall (July 31 deadline) semesters. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Admission Requirements for Visiting Students

1. Application Form
2. Transcripts
3. Statement of Interest
4. Résumé
5. Letter of Standing
6. Class Rank, Letter of Good Standing, and Letter of Permission to Visit
7. Recommendation Letter (Optional)

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 applicants to work on and save an application until it is ready for electronic submission.

2. Applying by Hard Copy

Although applying electronically through LSAC is the preferred method, Miami Law will accept hard copy applications. Candidates who prefer to submit a paper application should email admissions@law.miami.edu.

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the University of Miami that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected factor be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence) under any program or activity of the University, regardless of whether such program or activity occurs on-campus or off-campus. Retaliation against an individual who files a complaint of discrimination, opposes a policy/procedure/practice because he/she believes it to be discriminatory, or who participates in the investigation of a discrimination complaint, is prohibited.