Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 University Bulletin

3+3 Accelerated Law Program


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Dominican University’s 3+3 Accelerated BA/JD Program allows qualified students to apply to John Marshall Law School in their junior year. Students admitted under the program fulfill their senior year of undergraduate credits through the successful completion of their first-year law school courses, allowing them to graduate with both a bachelor’s and a law degree in just six years, saving a year of tuition and related costs.

To qualify, students must:

  • Complete ALL Dominican core curriculum courses by the end of their junior year
  • Complete ALL of their major courses, excepting any first-year JMLS courses that qualify for their major
  • Complete 94 DU credit hours (the 30 hours earned at JMLS will then complete their DU degree)
  • Satisfy Dominican’s residency requirement in one of the following ways:
    • Complete any 90 semester hours at Dominican University prior to enrolling at John Marshall for the first year of law school;
    • Complete from 45 to 89 semester hours at Dominican University, including the last 15 semester hours applied toward the degree prior to enrolling at John Marshall for the first year of law school; or

Complete the last 34 semester hours for the degree at Dominican University prior to enrolling at John Marshall for the first year of law school.

  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or better at the time of application.
  • Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) before applying to JMLS in their junior year (acceptable entrance score varies yearly, but median has hovered around 153)
  • Complete an application to JMLS in their junior year (personal statement, LSAT scores, letters, etc.)

Interested students will need to work closely with an advisor to develop a three-year schedule that meets all requirements. Serious commitment will definitely be necessary; summer courses may be. Dominican students are not guaranteed admission to John Marshall Law School, but they do have an advantage if their applications are competitive.

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