Applicants seeking admission as transfer students with advanced standing will be considered if they meet the following conditions:
Applicants with advanced standing must complete a minimum of 61 credits at St. Mary’s. Therefore, a maximum of 30 credits can be accepted in transfer toward the St. Mary’s J.D. degree. Coursework in which a grade of “C”, or its equivalent, was earned is normally accepted in transfer. Besides submitting the application for admission, the transfer applicant must submit directly to St. Mary’s University School of Law:
Individuals who have been academically dismissed from any law school may apply to St. Mary’s University School of Law as a beginning first-year students any fall term after at least one complete academic year has elapsed. Each admission’s decision concerning that application will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Apply to the J.D. Program
A “transient student” is a student who earns academic credit at St. Mary’s toward fulfillment of the graduation requirements of another law school, which will ultimately award the student’s degree.
The typical length of enrollment at St. Mary’s for a transient student is one or two semesters. A student seeking transient status at St. Mary’s must be enrolled at an ABA-approved law school and must submit a Letter of Good Standing from that institution.
For the Fall semester, the application should be submitted July 1 through August 1.
For the Spring semester, the application should be submitted October 1 through November 1.
For the Summer session, the application should be submitted April 1.
The St. Mary’s University School of Law Office of Career Services grants reciprocal services to visiting students of ABA-accredited law schools which afford visiting student services to St. Mary’s students.
Visiting student privileges include on-campus use of the OCS Student Resource Center materials, in office use of student computers to view job postings, access to all NALP publications and any St. Mary’s University School of Law handouts. The visiting student will be granted access to Symplicity under our reciprocity policy during the time they are enrolled and paying tuition to the St. Mary’s University School of Law.
The Office of Career Services regular business hours are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the academic year and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during the summer.
The Career Services Office reserves the right to adjust the above-stated policy to match other school’s policies. With or without notice, the Assistant Dean of Career Services may deny further services to any individual who misuses or abuses the staff, facilities, resources, equipment or services, or to any school surpassing a reasonable number of requests within any academic year. If you have any questions, please call 210-436-3511.
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