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If you are a student from another law school who wishes to attend UK Law for a semester, you may apply as a visiting student. Applicants must apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). This requires approval from your own law school and from UK Law.

Visiting application deadlines are:

  • June 1 for fall admission
  • December 1 for spring admission, and
  • May 1 for summer admission.

After applying, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application from UK Law giving you information on accessing the online status checker.

 Visiting student application requirements include:

  • Online application and $50.00 fee (via LSAC)
  • Official law school transcript (via UK Law Admissions)
  • Letter of Good Academic Standing from Dean/Associate Dean (via UK Law Admissions)
  • Personal Statement addressing reasons for requesting visitor status (via LSAC)

 

Application and Fee

UK Law’s application fee is $50.00. By applying electronically and paying the application fee with a credit card via the LSAC, your submission constitutes your certification of the truthfulness of the information contained in your application.

 

Law School Transcript

For your visiting application to be complete, an official law school transcript including at least 25 graded credit hours of coursework must be sent directly to UK Law Admissions. If available, UK Law strongly prefers electronic versions of law school transcripts be emailed by the Registrar directly to: uklawadmissions@uky.edu. If an electronic version is not available, please have transcripts mailed by the Registrar directly to: UK Law Admissions, 620 S. Limestone St., Suite 260 Lexington, KY 40506-0048.

 

Letter of Good Academic Standing & Permission to Visit

For your visitor application to be complete, you must request a Letter of Good Academic Standing and permission to visit from the Dean/Associate Dean of your current law school. The Letter of Good Academic Standing should be written on official letterhead, signed, and emailed by the Dean/Associate Dean as a PDF document directly to: uklawadmissions@uky.edu.

 

Personal Statement

You must submit a personal statement, written by you, in accordance with the instructions on the application form. This statement must include the reason(s) why you wish to visit UK Law. The statement will be used both as a sample of your writing ability and for its insights into your background, goals, and potential for enriching the UK Law's academic environment. Your personal statement should be in 11-12 point font, single-spaced (double-spaced between paragraphs) and a maximum of 3 pages in length.