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.
Prospective students may select the “BA/JD” combined degree major or “3+3” on their application for undergraduate admission into the program (supplemental materials may be required). First-year and second-year undergraduate students may meet with their advisor to discuss their options for entry into the program.
Upon successful completion of the first-year law school curriculum, students’ credits for the year are transferred to their undergraduate schools to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Students enrolled in “3+3” programs at UB or partner institutions are able to take advantage of all the School of Law offers as early as their first year. School of Law programming for BA/JD Students includes:
To progress through the program, students must meet important Eligibility Requirements: