Applicants must submit the following:
- A transfer application found at LSAC.
- An essay that discusses background, goals and reason(s) for interest in completing a legal education at UCLA School of Law. The essay should not exceed two double-spaced pages or be less than 11 pt. font.
- Current résumé.
- Official transcripts of law school grades from an American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law school sent directly to LSAC or UCLA School of Law. In order to expedite the review process, we will accept unofficial law school transcripts sent via email to email@example.com. Please note that you may submit your application with your fall semester grades only. The admissions committee may in some circumstances review applications prior to receipt of second semester grades. Applying early is highly encouraged as it may allow for a decision to be rendered more quickly. However, please note, official transcripts are required once a student is admitted.
- Two letters of recommendation (no more than two) submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service or e-mailed/mailed directly to the Law School are required. The two letters of recommendation should be from members of the law faculty who can comment on the applicant's performance and potential.
- LSAC law school report (including LSAT score and undergraduate transcripts) sent directly from the Law School Admission Council.
- Letter of good standing from current (ABA)-approved law school, including class rank if available, sent directly from the current law school's dean of students or registrar to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy application, if applying to that program.
- Nonrefundable application fee in the amount of $75. You may submit your application and pay the fee electronically via LSAC.
Applicants with GRE Scores:
- An applicant who has taken both the LSAT and the GRE is required to submit all LSAT test scores from the last five years but may choose whether or not to submit their GRE score(s). However, if the applicant elects to submit a GRE score in addition to the LSAT, the applicant must submit all GRE scores from the last five years.
- An applicant who only takes the GRE and not the LSAT must also submit all GRE scores from the last five years.
- GRE scores should be submitted directly to UCLA Law by the Educational Testing Service ("ETS"—the organization that administers the GRE) using UCLA Law's ETS school code 4837 and the department and major field code 5201.
- Applicants applying only with a GRE score are still required to subscribe to and utilize the LSAC Credential Assembly Service, even if transcripts and letters of recommendation are submitted directly to UCLA Law as referenced above.
Applications for transfer admission will be available online May 1, 2023, and must be submitted on or before June 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of July 2023.
UCLA School of Law
Law Admissions Office
71 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1445