Dominican University’s 3+3 Accelerated BA/JD Program allows qualified students to apply to John Marshall Law School (JMLS) 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. Dominican students are not guaranteed admission to John Marshall Law School, but they do have an advantage if their applications are competitive.

Visit admission at John Marshall Law School for more information.


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.)