Take advantage of all that the School of Law has to offer as early as your freshman year.
Undergraduate students at partner institutions 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. The School of Law has established a BA/Law J.D. program with the following UB Departments:
We have developed specific programming for all BA/Law J.D. combined degree “pipeline” students that includes:
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:
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. The School of Law reserves the right to request and conduct an in-person interview prior to progression to the School of Law curriculum.
Important Note: UB BA/Law J.D. combined degree students are not required to apply through the Law School Admission Council.
UB BA/Law J.D. combined degree students will be advised by College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Advising Services when entering the University and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with advising-related questions. Combined degree students are strongly encouraged to consult regularly with their academic advisor regarding undergraduate curricular requirements.
Students who withdraw or fail to successfully complete the first year of law school must complete the bachelor’s degree through their undergraduate department.
UB BA/Law J.D. Combined Degree students may request conferral of their BA degree after successful completion of the first year law curriculum. Please contact your undergraduate department for instructions.