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Students attending a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) may apply to visit FIU Law.

Academic Admissions Statement and Resume

Visitor applicants must complete the Visiting Student Application and should submit this with a statement indicating the reasons for wanting to attend the FIU Law. Students must focus on the law school academic experience. In addition, all applicants are required to submit a resume.

Character and Fitness and the Need for Full Disclosure

Section B (1) of the application, Character and Fitness Information, requires candidates to report any disciplinary actions taken against them at any college or university and/or academic probation and suspension. Questions B (2) and (3) are about specific violations of law. Applicants answering “yes” to any question must provide a detailed explanation for each response and provide official documentation from the college/university or court, documenting the final disposition of each occurrence. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide all documentation for “yes” responses.

Admission to FIU Law is contingent on the accuracy of information required to be furnished as part of the application process. Intentional failure to furnish required information or misrepresentation of such information can result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission prior to matriculation, dismissal from FIU Law after matriculation, and/or forfeiture of all fees and charges paid and academic credit earned. Any such failure to disclose or any misrepresentation may affect admission to a state bar.

Visitor Applicants must respond completely and accurately to all questions on the law school application.

Visiting students should be aware that in conducting character and fitness investigations, state bar authorities frequently request copies of candidates’ applications for admission to law school to determine if the information is accurate and demonstrates full disclosure. Discrepancies and/or omissions may call into question the applicant’s fitness for admission to a state bar, since they reflect on the applicant’s character and ability to follow directions, trustworthiness, honesty, and reliability.