The J.D. with advanced standing program is a great way for individuals with foreign law degrees to earn a J.D. and be eligible to seek licensure in any of the United States. The ideal applicant should demonstrate superior achievement in their previous legal studies and/or the legal profession, and possess excellent communication skills. JDAS applicants are evaluated on a number of criteria including the quality of the foreign law degree earned and academic performance at the foreign institution, personal statement and resume, and any additional supplemental information provided. Applicants who are eligible to apply for the J.D. with advanced standing program are not required to take the LSAT.
Transfer credit will not be granted for courses with less than the equivalent of a "B" grade for work completed in a foreign law degree. The College also may deny or reduce credit for particular courses. Grades received during the applicant's foreign law degree program are not counted in determining a student's cumulative grade point average at ASU. Please see the Statement of Student Policies for the most current information.
If your phone number, address, or email address changes at any time during the application processing period, please notify us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) of your new contact information. You are welcome to contact us at this email address if you have any questions during the admissions process.
Transfer with Advanced Standing Application
Please call Adam Almaraz, Director of JD Admissions, at (480) 965-1474 if you encounter any problems