Visiting Student Application and Information

Fall semester visiting application deadline MARCH 15
Summer semester visiting deadline MAY 5th
Spring semester application deadline NOVEMBER 1st

As a result of our unique location in the nations capital and for a variety of professional and personal reasons, students who attend other ABA-approved law schools frequently request to attend Howard University School of Law for one semester or one academic school year. Visiting student status is granted on the basis of the applicant’s law school performance at their home institution and the availability of classroom space at Howard.

Due to the short period of time that a visiting student is in residence at Howard, participation in the On Campus Interviewing (OCI) process is reserved for full time and transfer students. However, visiting students are able to use the other resources of the Career Services Center.

  • Required Documentation
  • Completed, signed, and dated application
  • Personal statement
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee – check or money order payable to Howard University School of Law

Qualifications beyond Completion of Law School to Practice Law in the United States

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.”