Under certain circumstances, and in accordance with the applicable Rules and Guidelines of the California State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners, San Francisco Law School may, in its discretion, grant academic credit for courses completed at another law school, as follows:

 For Students in Good Standing

To the extent deemed appropriate by San Francisco Law School and permitted by its own governing rules – and subject to the limitations prescribed by Guideline 5.8 of the Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules of the California State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners — San Francisco Law School may grant academic credit toward the J.D. degree for courses completed at another law school by a student who was not disqualified for academic reasons. (This guideline does not require the law school to grant such credit.)

For Academically Disqualified Students

To the extent deemed appropriate by San Francisco Law School and permitted by its own governing rules – and subject to the limitations prescribed by Guideline 5.7 of the Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules of the California State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners — San Francisco Law School may also grant academic credit toward the J.D. degree for courses completed at another law school by a student who has been previously disqualified for academic reasons (and who has been admitted by San Francisco Law School pursuant to Guideline 5.6). (This guideline does not require the law school to grant such credit.)

(Please note that by the express terms of the California State Bar’s “Starting First-Year Law Studies Over Policy,” previously academically disqualified law students who start their first year of law studies over pursuant to that policy may not receive any credit for any law studies completed prior to the date they restart their law studies.)

If you wish to explore the possibility of receiving academic credit for prior law study, please contact our Admissions Department for more-detailed information and guidance.