Duquesne Law and Univ. of Scranton sign 3-3 admission agreement

A new affiliation between The University of Scranton and Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, gives Scranton students the option of automatic admission to the law school after completion of three years at Scranton and a minimum scholarship of $25,000 per year while at Duquesne Law for students who meet program requirements.

The agreement, which will take effect beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, will allow Scranton students to earn a bachelor's degree from Scranton and Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Duquesne Law in six, rather than seven years. Through what is commonly referred to as a "3-3 program," the agreement allows eligible Scranton students to complete their senior year bachelor's degree requirements during the first year of law school at Duquesne. Approved courses would count toward both the student's law degree at Duquesne and his or her bachelor's degree at Scranton. The program is not compatible with all undergraduate majors at Scranton.

To be eligible for guaranteed admission through this program, students must have completed three-years of required coursework for a bachelor's degree program with a minimum of 63 credits completed at Scranton. Eligible students must also have a grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and a LSAT score of 154 or higher, in addition to meeting other character and fitness requirements.

Beginning in the fall semester, the University of Scranton will offer a new concentration in legal studies for students preparing for law school, as well as those interested in studying law at the undergraduate level. The flexible curriculum allows students to both advance their understanding of the law and develop skills necessary for success in law school.

In addition, Scranton has a pre-law advisory program that helps students navigate the law school application process throughout their undergraduate years. The program also offers assistance to Scranton alumni who wish to apply to law school.

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