Information for Non-Degree Students
A limited number of law school graduates may be admitted in a non-degree status to take up to 6 hours of credit.
Entrance requirements for non-degree students are the same as those for degree candidates:
U.S. Law School Graduates
- BA or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited college or university and
- JD or equivalent degree from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) or is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
Non-U.S. Law School Graduates
- LLB in good academic standing
- English proficiency as reflected on the TOEFL or IELTS exam*
- Score of 100 IBT or 600 PBT on the TOEFL, or
- Score of 7.0 or higher for the IELTS
*Applicants with a prior degree earned in the U.S. or elsewhere but in the medium of the English language are exempt from submitting a test score.
Non-degree students who subsequently apply for and are granted admission to one of the graduate programs as a degree candidate may have the credits earned at the law school applied toward degree requirements. However, admission as a degree candidate is not guaranteed. Enrollment in individual courses as a non-degree student will also depend on space availability.
To apply as a non-degree student, the following are required:
- Completed application
- Statement of interest which includes the desired start semester and preferred classes
- Transcripts from prior law studies
- Copy of TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
- CV or résumé that reflects your work and education history
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