Transfer Credits

The University of New Mexico School of Law accepts transfer credits from other ABA approved law schools with approval by the Assistant Dean for Registration and Records.

Study Abroad and Visiting Student Status

Current students are eligible to visit other ABA approved law schools and/or participate in study abroad programs approved by the ABA to receive credit toward the JD degree. Students must receive pre-approval of courses prior to attending such a program. The student will need to provide a course description for each course for which they wish to receive credit as well as completing a permission form. Transfer work is recorded as CR on the University of New Mexico transcript and the School of Law transcript record.

Transferring to UNM School of Law

Upon admission, the transfer student's law school transcript (from the first law school attended) and course descriptions for the courses taken by the student are evaluated by the Assistant Dean for Registration and Records to determine the amount of credit the student receives toward the JD degree at UNM School of Law. In general, transfer applicants must present one full year of academic credit.  No more than a maximum of forty-three semester hours of transfer credit will be accepted toward the degree. Transfer work must have a grade of at least a “C” and all credits are recorded as CR on the University of New Mexico transcript and the School of Law  transcript record.

Transfer students may be eligible for a Latin honors recognition, but not for other graduation honors or nomination to the Order of the Coif.