3+3 Accelerated Law Program

3+3 Accelerated Law Program

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.

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.

For John Marshall Law School admissions information, visit jmls.edu/admission/jd/.

Faculty

David M. Dolence
Department of Political Science, Pre-Law Advisor
(708) 524-5969
ddolence@dom.edu

Requirements

To qualify, students must:

  • Complete ALL Dominican Core 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)
  • 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.)