Law School Affiliation Agreements

 

Direct Entry Affiliation Agreement with Villanova University School of Law

The University of Scranton has established an affiliation with Villanova University School of Law. The most unique feature of the agreement is a “3-3 program” in which eligible students will be able to enroll at Villanova Law after three years of study at The University of Scranton. Because the first year of law school will also count toward (up to) 30 credits of the undergraduate degree, it will take a student in the program a total of six, rather than seven, years to complete both the bachelor degree (3 years) and the JD (3 years). To be eligible for this program, students must have a 3.6 GPA and a LSAT score of 158 (and meet other fitness and character requirements). Eligible students will receive a minimum scholarship of $25,000 per year.
Another important feature of the agreement is that graduating seniors will also be eligible for automatic admission to Villanova University School of Law. To be eligible, seniors must have a 3.6 GPA and an LSAT score of 154. Eligible seniors will receive a minimum scholarship of $5,000 per year.

Early Admission Agreement with Duquesne University School of Law

The University of Scranton has an early admission agreement with Duquesne University School of Law. According to this agreement, third-year students (juniors) at The University of Scranton who meet minimum GPA (3.5) and LSAT (154) requirements as well as other character and fitness criteria can choose to complete up to 30 credits (roughly equivalent to one year of course work) of the undergraduate degree through the JD program at Duquesne University School of Law. Because these credits count toward both the bachelor and the JD degrees, students in this program will only need six—rather than seven—years to complete both degrees (three years for the bachelor degree and three years for the JD). Eligible students will receive a guaranteed scholarship of $25,000 per year.

Early Admission Agreement with Boston College Law School

The University of Scranton has an early admission agreement with Boston College Law School. According to this agreement, third-year students (juniors) at The University of Scranton who have a GPA and LSAT score that is equal to or greater than the medians of the previous entering law school class at Boston College (and meet other fitness and character requirements) will be eligible for direct admission to the Law School after completing three years of undergraduate coursework (63 credits of which must be at The University of Scranton). Students will complete the remaining 30 credits of the bachelor degree as a first-year law student at Boston College. Thus, students in the program will only need six--rather than seven--years to complete both degrees (three years for the bachelor degree and three years for the JD). 

Students interested in taking advantage of any of these agreements should contact the Director of the Pre-Law Advisory Program, Dr. Matthew Meyer (matthew.meyer@scranton.edu), for more information.