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Applicants with Foreign Degrees

Applicants who have been awarded a baccalaureate degree by an institution outside the United States must use the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) JD Credential Assembly Service ( Your foreign transcript will be evaluated by this service. The evaluation is provided with your LSDAS subscription fee. A Foreign Credential Evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and will be included in your LSDAS report.

You may contact LSAC for any questions you have regarding the JD Credential Assembly Service at 215-968-1001, or

Foreign Applicant Checklist

Do you have all of the items listed below:

  • Application for admission
  • $55 Application Fee (cashier’s check or money order)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Optional Essay
  • Register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • Letters of Recommendation sent directly to LSAC
  • Foreign Transcript sent to LSAC for evaluation
  • Register for the LSAT

Additional Documents: Certification of Finances and Statement of Understanding

Make sure to have all required documentation sent to:

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Office of Admissions
3100 Cleburne St.
Houston, TX 77004


Thurgood Marshall School of Law is a public law school founded in June 1947.  The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.

For more information regarding accreditation, please contact:
American Bar Association
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-6738
Phone:  312-988-6738

School Address

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone:  713.313.4455
Fax:  713.313.1049

Non-Discrimination Policy

Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age or disability in the administration of its academic or employment policies, or other school-administered rights, privileges, programs or activities.