A student who has substantially completed the requirements for or is a graduate of a non-U.S. law program that initially qualifies a student for the practice of law in another country may be admitted to the Toledo Law Juris Doctor degree program with conditional advanced standing.
Upon approval of the Dean and successful completion of 30 credit hours of coursework at the College of Law with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5, the student shall be granted up to 29 credit hours toward advanced standing for law studies completed outside of the U.S. The student will then be eligible to earn a J.D. degree in two academic years.
Students living outside the United States should apply online through the Law School Admission Council. Toledo Law does not require an application fee to apply.
Applicants living outside the United States should apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Toledo Law does not require an application fee.
When selecting the application type, please select “Other (attach explanation).” Please attach an addendum to your application that states your intent to be admitted with conditional advanced standing as a foreign-trained lawyer. Please include the name of your law degree, the country in which it was earned, and the date it was or will be completed.
LSAT and the LSAC Credential Assembly Service
All students are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and register for the Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
The LSAC Credential Assembly Service will complete a transcript and credential evaluation for all foreign-trained applicants.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for financial aid from the U.S. federal government. Some private lenders may provide loans if the student has a sponsor in the United States who is willing to sign the loan for the student.
All applicants are eligible for merit-based scholarships from Toledo Law. You need not apply for a scholarship; your file will be concurrently reviewed for admission and scholarship awards. You will be notified by mail if a scholarship has been awarded. Scholarships cover instructional costs, but do not cover living expenses, books, or miscellaneous expenses.
After admission, you are required to provide an original letter of financial support from your sponsor's bank or an original letter of financial support from your scholarship organization. This letter must be dated within six months of enrollment.
If you have a Green Card, we do not need a sponsor letter.
If your spouse or child will stay with you in the U.S. while you complete your studies, your financial support evidence should indicate additional support for your spouse of $3,000.00 (yearly), and $2,000.00 (yearly) for each child.
In addition to completing the first-year curriculum at Toledo Law, students admitted with conditional advanced standing to the Two-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers should be prepared to take the following courses (required courses noted in bold):
Please consult the Associate Dean for Student Affairs during your first year to discuss your second year course schedule at Toledo Law.