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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Law Studies (plan of study)

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3+3 Law Degree  

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. The 30 credits earned in the first year of law school transfer back to USJ, generally as free electives, but some courses may apply toward a student’s major. For example, Political Science majors may earn nine Political Science elective credits in their first year of law school.

Students interested in this program must work closely with their major-area advisor and with the University of Saint Joseph pre-law advisor.

Program recommendations

 An internship in a law-related area is also strongly recommended.

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