Agenda Item FA 14-47

Submitted by the Executive Committee

3+3 ACCELERATED LAW PROGRAM

12/04/14: Passed

12/17/14: Approved

3+3 ACCELERATED LAW PROGRAM

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA and
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

 

The “3+3 Accelerated Law Program” will provide the opportunity to qualify UNF students to seamlessly complete a UNF’s bachelor’s degree and an FSU juris doctor degree in six rather than seven years.  A participating student will be awarded a UNF Bachelor’s degree after successful completion of all the requirements stipulated by UNF.  In addition, a participating student will be awarded the juris doctor degree by Florida State Law after successful completion of all the requirements stipulated by Florida State Law.  Participants in the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program will complete the first three years of coursework at UNF and, if admitted to Florida State Law, will complete the required three years of coursework at Florida State Law.  Approved articulated courses from the Florida State Law will be applied to the UNF program of study.  Enrollment of admitted students to Florida State Law will be contingent upon their completion of all UNF baccalaureate program requirements for the student’s chosen major at UNF.  This includes successful completion of at least 90 credit hours toward their UNF degree and a minimum of 30 credit hours successfully completed in residence at UNF. 

 

Students who meet the following criteria shall be eligible to apply to the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program as early as the student’s first semester of their sophomore year and as late as the student’s first semester of their junior year:

  • SAT score of 1175 or comparable ACT score
  • High school GPA of 3.6 (as calculated by the UNF Office of Undergraduate Admissions)
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours of UNF course work with a 3.2 UNF GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of one semester in residence at UNF
  • Take the LSAT during their junior year

 

To be considered, students must apply for admission to Florida State Law by April 1st of the student’s junior year or as otherwise established by Florida State University College of Law.