Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
7/25/2021

Part IV. Advanced Standing

18VAC35-20-80. Eligibility.

An applicant may request credit toward completion of the program for subjects previously studied at the approved law school.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 4.1, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-90. Prescribed courses.

All readers are required to pass the prescribed courses established in Part VI. This requirement may not be waived. Readers seeking advanced standing must establish to the satisfaction of the board that the courses for which they seek credit are equivalent to prescribed courses in Part VI.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 4.2, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-100. Special application procedures.

An applicant may petition the board for advanced standing.

A. The petition shall explain, under these headings:

1. The law school subjects for which credit is sought;

2. Which of those law school subjects are claimed to satisfy prescribed course requirements;

3. Which of those law school subjects appear to be equivalent to the approved electives in 18VAC35-20-230 of this chapter; and

4. A description of those law school subjects which the reader proposes to use to satisfy the fourth-year curriculum in 18VAC35-20-230 of this chapter.

B. The applicant shall attach:

1. A law school transcript showing all course work and grades, and certified by the institution;

2. A law school bulletin or other information from the institution describing the subject matter taught in the courses for which credit is sought; and

3. Any additional information the applicant believes will be helpful or which the board has requested.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 4.3, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-110. Determination.

A. In granting advanced standing, the board will specify:

1. Any prescribed courses the applicant has completed;

2. Any prescribed courses the applicant will be required to pass; and

3. Any law school courses the applicant will be allowed to use to satisfy the fourth-year curriculum.

B. In its discretion, the board may also require the applicant to take and pass certain subjects which appear necessary to prepare the applicant to practice law in this state regardless of whether or not those courses are prescribed courses or approved elective courses. The board may require the applicant to take remedial or other legal or nonlegal instruction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 4.4, eff. March 1, 1993.

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