Visiting Students


Spend a semester or year in Los Angeles, learning from UCLA School of Law's world-renowned faculty, as part of your legal journey.

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Thank you for your interest in applying to UCLA School of Law as a visiting student. We will begin accepting visiting student applications for the 2020-2021 school year through the LSAC online application service on May 1. Applications to visit for a full academic year from fall 2020 to spring 2021, or to visit for fall 2020 only are due by June 30. Applications to visit for the spring 2021 semester only must be submitted by December 1. However, to increase the number of courses available for registration, spring visiting applicants are encouraged to apply by September 16.

Students from law schools that are only state-approved are not eligible for admission. The decision to accept visiting students is at the discretion of the school. Visiting students are required to pay all the UCLA School of Law fees and tuition, but will receive their law degree from their school of origin.

Your application for admission must be submitted through the LSAC online application service. Please note that the visiting application on the LSAC website says fall visiting application but this is the correct application for fall, fall and spring or spring only applications.

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  • Visiting Student Application Procedures

    Applicants must submit the following:

    1. An application for visiting student status found at LSAC.
    2. An essay that discusses background, goals and the reason(s) for requesting visiting.
    3. Current résumé.
    4. Official transcripts of law school grades sent directly to LSAC or to UCLA School of Law.
    5. 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. One letter must be from a law school faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic performance​.
    6. LSAC Law school report (including LSAT score and undergraduate transcripts) sent directly from the Law School Admission Council.
    7. Letter of good standing sent directly from the current law school's dean of students or registrar to admissions@law.ucla.edu that includes permission to register as a visiting student.
    8. 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.

    Decisions are made on a rolling basis, but applicants for the full year and for fall semester only will be notified by the end of July 2020 and applicants for spring semester only will be notified by the end of December 2020.

    UCLA School of Law
    Law Admissions Office
    71 Dodd Hall Box 951445
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1445
    310-825-2080
    admissions@law.ucla.edu

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