International applicants on student or work visas must comply with all regular admissions requirements. Applicants are required to take the LSAT exam and subscribe to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Applicants who completed post-secondary work outside the U.S. or Canada must submit their credentials for evaluation through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS). This service is included in the LSDAS subscription fee. A Foreign Credential Evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), which will be incorporated into your CAS report. If you have a special circumstance, please contact the law school Admissions Office.
International Candidates must complete the Rutgers Affidavit of Support Form for International Students in addition to the application for the School of Law before an I-20 will be issued. Applicants coming from another U.S. educational institution must submit a copy of their I-94 card and have an authorized official of their present institution complete and return the International Student’s Advisor’s Report. Permanent residents must include a photocopy of their green card with the admissions application.
The Foreign Lawyer Program allows persons who have earned a law degree and were practicing attorneys in a country outside the United States the opportunity to receive up to 28 advance standing credits and earn a J.D. degree upon the completion of 56 credits at Rutgers School of Law–Camden. In general, students in the program take the basic first year required courses. Some exceptions may be made on specific courses but it is at the discretion of the Academic Dean. The remaining credits will be completed in the upper level curriculum. Other than credits earned in law outside the United States, our law school does not accept credits in transfer from any other school outside of the United States. This does not apply to credits earned through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript.
An international student applying for admissions to the School of Law must:
- Submit a law school application (or apply on-line).
- Submit foreign transcripts through the LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service
- If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For information, contact Test of English as a Foreign Language, PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151.
- Request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC. LSAC's TOEFL code for the JD Credential Assembly Service is 0058.
- Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
- Submit two letters of recommendation through LSAC as part of the CAS service.
- Complete and return the Affidavit of Support form (I-143) along with the necessary documentation.
Our faculty and admissions committee require that all students applying to the law school have the results of
the LSAT (see above) and this policy includes foreign attorneys.
Please contact our office should you have additional questions regarding admission requirements.