The University of Saint Joseph programs in the liberal arts and science provide excellent background for the student planning to enter the profession of law. The study and practice of law has such breadth and variety that almost no undergraduate field can be excluded as unsuitable. Some courses in the Social Sciences, those that develop skills in analysis of texts and in expository writing, and basic courses in Logic and Mathematics are clearly beneficial to the student.
3+3 Law Degree
Students in the 3+3 program complete a bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Joseph and a juris doctor degree from Western New England University - School of Law (Springfield, Mass.) in six years instead of the normal seven.
Students interested in this program must work closely with their major-area advisor and with the University of Saint Joseph pre-law advisor.
An internship in a law-related area is also strongly recommended.