Readmission

The rules regarding readmission vary depending on what portion of the Law School program was completed before the student withdrew (see Academic Rule IX).

Upper-Level Students

A second- or third-year student who has voluntarily withdrawn may seek to continue his or her legal studies upon written request for readmission to the Assistant Dean for Student Services by the deadlines below. A readmitted student must satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements within seven years; the seven years is measured from enrollment in law school for the first time through graduation.

After readmission is approved, an enrollment window will be created. Enrollment window information can be viewed by the student through StudentAccess or LawReg.

First-Year Students

Withdrawal before the last day of instruction in the fall semester:

Students are entitled to readmission as a first-year student, subject to written certification by the Assistant Dean for Student Services that (a) the student had a valid reason for withdrawing, and (b) was a good faith student before withdrawal. Readmision shall be for the fall semester at the beginning of one, but not both, of the next two succeeding academic years.

Withdrawal before the last day of instruction in the spring semester:

  1. Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are entitled to readmission as a first-year student. Readmission shall be for the fall semester at the beginning of one, but not both of the next two succeeding academic years.
  2. Students with a GPA below 2.5 may be readmitted at the discretion of, and subject to special conditions imposed by, the Assistant Dean for Student Services. If readmission is authorized, the student must retake all first-year courses. Readmission shall be for the fall semester at the beginnig of one, but not both, of the next two succeeding academic years.

Students who choose to return after two years have elapsed must re-apply formally and will be considered on the same basis as other applicants.

A readmitted first-year student must satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements within seven years; the seven years is measured from enrollment in law school for the first time through graduation.

Deadlines

The deadlines to notify the Assistant Dean for Student Services of one's intent to apply for readmission are as follows:

  • First-year, first-semester students: April 15
  • First-year, second-semester students: June 1
  • Second- or Third-year students: April 15 (for readmission in the Fall semester)
  • Second- or Third-year students: October 15 (for readmission in the Spring semester)