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Transfer Students

In the case of transfer (advanced standing) applications, no more than thirty (30) semester hours of approved credit is transferable by applicants already attending other ABA-approved law schools.

Generally, only students who have a first-year academic record are eligible as transfers. In addition to the application for admission and the $55 application fee (payable by cashier’s check or money order), a statement regarding the reasons the applicant wishes to transfer must be submitted.

Additionally, a dean’s letter regarding the transfer applicant’s status at the prior law school and an official school transcript showing all first-year grades must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Transfer applicants must register with the Law School Admissions Council for an LSDAS report.

Transfer Applicant Checklist:

Do you have all of the items listed below:

    • Application for admission
    • $55 Application Fee (cashier’s check or money order)
    • Statement of reasons for transfer
    • Letter of good standing from Dean of prior law school
    • Official transcript of first-year grades
    • LSDAS Report sent to Office of Admissions from LSAC

Make sure to have all required documentation sent to:

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

Visiting Students

Applicants who seek visiting (transient) status must submit an application no later than one semester prior to the session in which visiting status is sought. Visiting students are not required to register with the Law School Admissions Council but must furnish a letter from the law school Dean which grants permission to visit and states the terms under which course credit will transfer.

Visiting Student Checklist

  • Do you have all of the items listed below:
  • Application for admission one semester prior to visitation date
  • $55 Application Fee (cashier's check or money order)
  • Letter from Dean of current law school granting permission for visitation and terms under which course credit will transfer

Make sure to have all required documentation sent to:

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

Accreditation

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.