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Thank you for your interest in applying to Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.

Read the application instructions carefully to learn what items are required to complete each application. Please note that those submitting an application for entering or transfer student admission must provide a Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).

Entering and transfer students are accepted for fall semester only and must submit their applications online. The links provided below will direct you to LSAC's applicant website. Those who have a hardship and are unable to submit an electronic application should contact the Office of Law Admission at for instructions on how to submit a paper application.


Fall 2015 Entering Class Admission 

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Fall 2015 Transfer Student Admission

Deadline: August 5, 2015*
Transfer Student Application opens in late spring 2015
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*Dates subject to change

*After a transfer student is admitted the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs determines the number of law school credit hours that will transfer. A maximum of 40 hours of previous coursework may transfer. In most instances all credit hours earned in regular first-year law courses at an ABA-approved law school with a grade of "C" or better will transfer. Transfer credit will not be awarded for coursework graded on a "Pass/Fail or similar basis, or in which a student received a grader lower than a "C" or its equivalent. Transfer students are not assigned a class ranking until two semesters of study at Cumberland School of Law have been completed. 


2015-16 Visiting Student Admission

Absolute Deadline: Rolling
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Course offerings and course descriptions

Visiting students are accepted for summer, fall and spring semesters. These applicants must submit a paper application.


Masters of Comparative Law [M.C.L.]

Those interested in obtaining a Masters of Comparative Law should contact Professor Michael D. Floyd at To access more information about Cumberland School of Law's International Programs go to

Inquires about these and other admission matters can be directed to the Office of Law Admission at 1-800-888-7213 or





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