Transfer JD Students


Transfer JDs are students who have completed a 1L curriculum (similar to that of Northwestern Law's) and earned minimally the equivalent of 28 semester hours of law credit at a school accredited by the American Bar Association, and intend to complete their last two years of residence at Northwestern Law. 

Transferring of Credit

  • The amount of credit a transfer student will receive for completed first-year work, including summer coursework, will not exceed 28 semester units.
  • Grades below a C or its equivalent will not be accepted for transfer credit.
  • Because of the differences in curriculum among law schools, students who are admitted on a transfer basis may not receive full credit for all first-year courses.