The School of Law recognizes that qualified undergraduate students have the capacity and readiness to complete their undergraduate education and their law degree in less time than the seven years of study typically required.
We encourage undergraduate students at partner institutions to accelerate their course of study by completing their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor in just six years of full-time study, saving students one year’s worth of time and tuition.
The 3+ 3 Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students at partner schools who, by the completion of their third year of undergraduate studies, have:
Undergraduate students at partner institutions should consult with their Academic Advisement Office during their freshman or sophomore year to discuss and plan for the application process.
Eligible students must take the LSAT no later than January of their junior year and must apply to UB School of Law (via the Law School Admission Council) no later than February 1 of their junior year of undergraduate studies. Following the receipt of all required admission materials, the School of Law will review and arrive at an admission decision. The School of Law’s Admissions Committee reserves the right to request and conduct an in-person admissions interview prior to arriving at a final admission decision.
UB Accelerated BA-JD students at are not required to submit an application through LSAC. They should confer with their academic advisor and the School of Law Office of Admissions requirements to matriculate to the School of law.
Upon successful completion of the first-year law school curriculum, students’ credits for the year are transferred to their undergraduate schools to complete the bachelor’s degree.
Only credits completed during a student’s first year of law school will be accepted as transfer credit towards the bachelor’s degree. Participating students who withdraw or fail to successfully complete the first year of law school must complete the bachelor’s degree through their undergraduate schools.
We have established 3+3 programs with the following institutions: