Under limited circumstances and to the extent that space is available, the UConn School of Law may admit a small number of visiting applicants each year. In deciding whether to grant admission, the school will consider, among other factors, the circumstances which require the student's presence in the Hartford area, the student's outstanding record of accomplishment at his or her law school, and the extent to which space is available.
Visiting applicants must receive written permission to visit from their law schools, and the school letters should set forth the reasons for and the specific terms and conditions of the proposed visit. Applicants to visit must demonstrate a special circumstance requiring the visit. Visitors are ineligible to apply to transfer to this Law School. Students may visit for a maximum of two semesters or 32 credits, whichever comes first, or fewer, if specified by the home law school. Any additional courses or credits beyond those specified in the visiting letter require additional written permission from the student's law school before the visitor can register or attend classes. The release of an official transcript to the visitor's law school will be given only to students in good standing at the UConn School of Law.
Students who are pursuing a law degree at an accredited institution outside of the United States and who are interested in visiting UConn School of Law may learn more on the Visiting International Law Students page.
The Visiting Student Application for Admission consists of the application form and required attachments, as well as the Residency Affidavit. All forms must be completed fully according to their accompanying directions. All documents must be submitted electronically.
There is a $60 application fee.
Visiting student applications may be submitted on or after May 1 and must be submitted electronically no later than July 15.
All applicants should submit each required document with the application as an electronic attachment. All essays and documents submitted for consideration must be properly numbered and have the applicant’s name and LSAC account number at the top of each page.
Applications must include a direct response to question 14. Visiting student applicants must address, in 250 words or less, why you wish to visit to the UConn School of Law.
Applicants are required to submit a complete resume including military service and summer employment. All resumes must be current up to the date of the application.
Applicants must provide a listing of every college and university, graduate and professional school attended (including law school), whether or not credit was received, including the dates of attendance, major, degree and date degree was awarded.
Students wishing to transfer to the UConn School of Law must obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the dean of their current law school. The letter should be obtained after completion of the spring semester. The letter should grant permission to visit with specific semesters identified, indicate the number of credits the student is authorized to take (note: this number cannot exceed 32), and that credit for specific courses will be transferable.
Letters of Good Standing should be mailed to::
UConn School of Law
Office of Admissions
45 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
No letters of recommendation are required.
The official transcript from an applicant's current school must show all grades (including summer grades) as well as class rank. If your law school does not rank, you must submit a letter from the registrar stating that your school does not rank. Official transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions.
All applications and required forms must be certified electronically by the applicant. Applicants should try to submit all application materials at the same time. Applicants have an ongoing obligation to notify the Office of Admissions of any changes in information or address not noted in the application.