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UB BA/J.D. "3+3" Applicants

Take advantage of all that the School of Law has to offer as early as your first year.

Undergraduate Students at the University at Buffalo are encouraged 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.

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Important Deadlines

Eligible UB students must take the LSAT or GRE no later than January of their junior year and submit the BA/Law J.D. Requirements for Progression Form no later than February 1 of their junior year.  

Academic Majors

The School of Law has established a BA/JD “3+3” Program with the following academic majors:

For more information on program requirements, consult your academic advisor and the course catalog.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to progress to the first-year (1L) School of Law curriculum in what would otherwise be one’s senior year, UB BA/Law J.D. combined degree students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits through residency, Advanced Placement, or transfer credits, including:
    • undergraduate core curriculum as defined by the undergraduate institution;
    • all course requirements of the undergraduate department(s) or program(s) in which the student is majoring or who have an agreement in writing with those departments or programs to accept courses taken in the School of Law’s J.D. program as satisfying major(s) requirements.
  • An overall/cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above;
  • An LSAT score at or above the median LSAT for the School of Law’s previous year’s enrolled class OR GRE scores at or above the 70th percentile on the Verbal Reasoning section and at or above the 40th percentile on the Quantitative Reasoning section.

Progression Form Instructions

To be eligible for matriculation to the School of Law’s J.D. program UB “3+3” BA/JD students must submit the BA/Law J.D. Requirements for Progression Form. The School of Law reserves the right to request and conduct an in-person interview prior to progression to the School of Law curriculum.

In order to submit the Progression Form UB Students should gather the below transcripts and supporting documents:

  • Unofficial transcripts from the University at Buffalo and all other academic institutions;
  • Two academic recommendation letters from UB Faculty;
  • 1 1/2 – 2 page (double-spaced, 12-point font) Personal Statement addressing (1) your most significant personal experience beyond academic accomplishments, and (2) your career ambitions.

Important Note:  UB BA/Law J.D. combined degree students are not required to apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Important Deadlines

Eligible UB students must take the LSAT or GRE no later than January of their Junior year in order to complete the Progression Form.

The Progression Form must be completed by no later than February 1st of a student's Junior year.

Advisement & Important Contacts

Combined degree students are strongly encouraged to consult regularly with their academic advisor regarding undergraduate curricular requirements.

  • BA/Law J.D. combined degree students in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will be advised by CAS Advising Services when entering the University and should contact their assigned advisor via email, or by making an appointment in Navigate.
  • Students within the Honors College, ACE, Acker, EOP or SSS programs should consult with their assigned advisor, and may make an appointment in Navigate.
  • BA/Law J.D. combined degree students majoring in Law will be advised by the School of Law’s Advising Services and should contact with advising-related questions.

Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Admissions for questions concerning the minimum overall GPA requirement, Standardized Test Score requirement, and preparing their progression form. All questions regarding undergraduate core curriculum, departmental, or other academic requirements should be directed to the students’ academic advisor.