Accelerated J.D. for Foreign Attorneys

Stetson University College of Law will allow qualified foreign-educated attorneys the opportunity to apply as transfer applicants. This will allow candidates to complete the J.D. in an accelerated manner, typically two years if attending on a full-time basis. Candidates may also apply for part-time consideration. Following graduation, candidates may sit for the Bar Examination in any state.

The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs may grant an admitted J.D. applicant who holds a foreign law degree up to 29 academic credits toward a Stetson J.D. degree. The credits may be used to satisfy elective credits. Please review the policy for Transfer Credits for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I find a comprehensive list of requirements for the Accelerated J.D. program admissions application?
Please see the Accelerated J.D. for Foreign Attorneys Application Instructions

Will I need to take the LSAT?
Applicants will no longer need to take the LSAT.

What English-Language Proficiency Tests will you accept?
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an English-speaking institution must submit a TOEFL score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test. TOEFL scores are valid for three years. For TOEFL information, visit Fluency in English may also be established by alternative assessment such as scoring at least a 7 in IELTS. For more information, visit

When will I be able to apply?
We will make the application available after December 1 for a fall semester entry (with an August 1 deadline). We do not anticipate allowing spring entry.

Which application should I use?
We will ask you to create an account with the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service and apply as a fall transfer applicant. You will be able to check a box on the application telling us that you are applying under the Accelerated J.D. for Foreign Attorneys. This application will open on December 1 and we will post a link to it from here.

Which Transcript/Credential Evaluation Agencies will Stetson Law accept?
Stetson University College of Law requires a credential evaluation (showing course-by-course evaluation and degree equivalency) for foreign attorneys applying as transfer students. You will work through the Law School Admission Council's Credential Assembly Service as part of your transfer application. We will not accept a credential evaluation from any other agency.

Do you conduct interviews?
We do not conduct interviews for admission; however, we do reserve the right to contact candidates to ask for additional information or to set up a conference call to seek clarification regarding a part of the file. If you wish to meet with a counselor to review the steps to apply or to discuss the program in general, please contact us at to schedule an appointment.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning at or 727-562-7802.